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a butter knife is primarily used to butter bread, it can also be used as a murder weapon, it wasn't designed to hurt people, but should knife companies be sued ...
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- 04-09-2005 #11
it's the same with decss, where it's primary use is to allow people to watch the dvds that they bought on their linux machine, does this make decss responsible if it becomes the weapon of choice for the dvd pirates?
i already knew how css worked and how to decode it even before i even took a look at the css source.
css uses xor encryption to produce a series of keys, each encrypted by the other, the drive itself contains a legitimate code hardcoded onto a chip by the manufacturer, this code is then checked against a list of codes for legal drives and once confirmed, the drive and disk negotiate to produce a dvd key which can then be used to decrypt the title key, and then the title key used to decrypt the chapter key.
why did i explain this? notice i said about a legal drive with a legitimate code, say someone purchased a legally purchased DVD and tried to play it on legally purchased hardware, what's the problem? css is the problem, you can't just stick a css protected disk into the drive and play it, decss addresses this problem.
while the studios may have their best interests at heart, i fear this will only serve to shoot them in the foot, as people who legally purchase DVDs will suffer as a result of this.
also on windows, software programs like powerdvd can be used to decrypt the dvd and then a ripper program used to rip the dvd once access has been gained, with powerdvd as the weapon of choice, should they be sued too? i didn't think so
- 04-10-2005 #12Originally Posted by retired1af
There were several law suits.Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
-- Linus Torvalds
- 04-10-2005 #13Originally Posted by KrendoshazinSome people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
-- Linus Torvalds
- 04-10-2005 #14
Originally Posted by adrenalineRegistered Linux user #384279
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- 04-10-2005 #15Originally Posted by adrenaline
if i have no means to play them, then i will stop buying them, it's as simple as that
- 04-10-2005 #16Originally Posted by Krendoshazin