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Postby peekabo2002 on Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:59 pm

Please read about it at this link.


Is anyone pissed yet? :evil:

I suppose that judge is bought over or being bribed with $$$$$$ to make such stupid decision. :(
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Postby cfitz on Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:12 pm

This isn't news, and it wasn't the judge that was bribed. The people who took the bribe money were the congressional representatives and senators who voted for the DMCA.

Yes, it sucks that the RIAA and MPIAA are making the laws of America either directly or indirectly, but the judge made the right decision given the constaints of the DMCA. Don't blame him, blame the RIAA, MPIAA and all the congress people who voted for DMCA.

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Postby burninfool on Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:11 pm

..and Pres.Clinton who signed it into law. :-?

As cfitz said this isn't news but you can still use DVDDecrypter, SmartRipper or DVDShrink to rip for free.
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:10 pm

It's not just the US either- the same kind of law is present in most of Europe now. You're not allowed to disable an "effective/efficient/active" copy protection mechanism (the German term is "wirksam" which can mean any or all of those). This means that you're allowed to make a private copy of a CD or DVD, but aren't allowed to circumvent any protection schemes. :o
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OT: cfitz that's one very nice "Schnapszahl" in your post count (all digits the same). 8)

Have a Schnaps on me!

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