[kwlug-disc] are you going to be a criminal?

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 4 23:11:15 EDT 2010


For the matter of law it is irrelevant if the content is 
a movie, music, written text, a poem or a computer
program. All are creative works that fall under
copyright.

I believe for the interoperability, there was a provision,
that there may be the need of the agreement by the
copyright holder, I have to look through it again, I think
it is in section 41.

This is a total deal breaker, since we know this agreement
will never be given.

On June 4, 2010 09:40:37 pm Lori Paniak wrote:

> Is this the current bill under discussion?
> 
> So is the content of a movie DVD a "program"?  Certainly lots of Java
> and other software on there.  If I bought the DVD, I definitely have a
> license to use it (apparently that's all I bought).  Hence, do I have
> permission by 41.12 to make it interoperable with MoviePlayer on my
> ubuntu laptop or Mythbox?
> 
> Sounds like a loophole to me.




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