[MPlayer-users] DeCSS legal status

Luis.F.Correia Luis.F.Correia at seg-social.pt
Mon Mar 31 21:04:03 CEST 2003

>> There has never been such a ruling, and probably not even such a claim.
>> The reason the lawyers go after decss itself (the source) is probably
>> because it can be used in making something to copy dvds. That's quite
>> different from a binary that only plays them. Rich
>Oooh, do keep in mind that players must be licensed by the DVD consortium,
>or whatever it is.  This is how players get legal copies of the DVD keys.
>So creating a player without such a license may very well be illegal.

And they get also the specifications on how to make the menus work.
This is valid for both HW and SW players.

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