Legality of distributing a dvd capable distro?
Does anyone have information on this topic in the United States? I'm not talking about "I heard this" or "Suse does it like this", I mean specific information they can back up or provide pointers to. So far all I have is a link to the DMCA, which I will look through soon, but I'm not a lawyer so I don't know exactly what to be looking for here. And the way they phrase some things is really mind boggling.
Anyway, here's the deal. I am (possibly) being brought into a company which installs computers into cars. These computers have touch screens and do things like play music, DVDs, videos, GPS, internet, etc. It's all based on Windows currently, but my job will be to move it to Linux. The MP3 issue is no longer an issue, I've found a way to include licensed MP3 support with no additional cost (even though already there's lots of cost savings by moving it to Linux, since all the software won't have to be licensed anymore). The problem is, I'm unsure if we will be able to provide support of playing encrypted DVDs without getting a license to do so.
Which is why I need specific information, so if you have any or can post links to where I might find some, it would be much help. And as I said before, the rumor kind of information is absolutely no help here. I need solid info, stuff I can look up from a credible source.