[d@DCC] DRM news...
Tom at Abacurial.com
Thu Jan 9 15:32:13 EST 2003
Even patents allow anyone to build duplicates, just not to sell them or to
produce something saleable.
On Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 9:48
Chris Brand <discuss at digital-copyright.ca> wrote:
> >This will have the effect of invalidating the DECSS type of argument that
> >the technology to play "legitimately" acquired media was not available
> >on non-Windows platforms.
> >> MS to license Media Player 9 for Linux, others?
> I always thought that that argument was short-sighted (although I'd be using
> every argument available in his position, of course).
> The real question is whether we should be allowed to choose between buying
> a player off the shelf or building our own. I believe that I should be
> legally allowed to buy a cassette and build my own player without any legal
> hassles. Similarly, I should be allowed to buy a DVD and build my own player.
> Of course, not many people would want to, but that doesn't affect whether
> they should be legally allowed to.
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