Re: [SLUG] Novell's CTO Blog - new entry

From: Eben King (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2006 - 14:39:40 EDT

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller wrote:

>> Huh. The "play all regions" hack I did to my DVD player must have enabled
>> such operations, because I don't have those restriction. I'd be mighty
>> annoyed too.
> I believe such hacks are prohibited under the DMCA. What you are doing is
> probably as illegal as downloading and installing Win32 codecs for Linux,
> something no right-thinking, law-abiding American citizen would ever think of
> doing.

In effect I'm only fast-forwarding past content I don't wish to see. Was it
ever decided whether that's legal? I'm sure that's a can of worms the MPAA
doesn't wish to open.

-eben    ebQenW1@EtaRmpTabYayU.rIr.OcoPm
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