[kwlug-disc] Canadian DMCA, take 3

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Jun 3 03:14:26 EDT 2010

Paul Nijjar wrote, On 06/03/2010 12:44 AM:
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 11:14:02AM -0400, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>>From looking at the digital lock writeups I get the sense that this
> will make libdvdread4 illegal to use in Canada, and means we cannot
> play DVDs under Linux using FLOSS. Is this correct?
> I guess you could sell DVD playing software for Linux that is
> licenced, if somebody provided it. Yay, I guess. But I think that we
> have lost the fight to effectively play multimedia on the Linux
> desktop. (Cue people defending Jamendo and Sita Sings the Blues and
> other fringe cases that don't really matter.) 

Are you talking the playing of DVDs from a DVD drive, or the playing 
of DVD content transferred to a hard drive first? (I expect 'use' 
wise, there is a difference, thus my question.)

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