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Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology[321 Studios]
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology[321 Studios]
- From: Joshua Stratton <cpt(at)gryphon.auspice.net>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:02:59 -0500 (EST)
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Presumably the answer is that the authority was given to the DVDCCA to
authorize manufacturers to decrypt in the course of normal operations of
Or they just don't get it, which seems a bit more likely to me.
> The opinion cites Corley (272 F.3d at 444) and says "This
> Court agrees with the Corley court that the purchase of a DVD does not
> give to the purchaser the authority of the copyright holder to decrypt
> Does the court still not realize that decryption is necessary
> in order to view?
> A. I have purchased a DVD.
> B. I have purchased licensed DVD player hardware.
> C. I have signed no license agreement with the DVDCCA.
> D. In order to view the content on the DVD, it must somehow be
> Decryption does not occur magically; it is performed by my computer at
> my instruction. The computer is a proxy for my action, not an actor
> itself. If, as the court opines, the combination of (A & B) does not
> confer *upon me* the "authority of the copyright holder" which is
> required to decrypt, and furthermore given (C); how am I legally clear
> of the DMCA when (D) occurs as I play my DVD?
> Have I missed a court opinion somewhere along the line that
> explains this?
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