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RE: [dvd-discuss] The power of a click

Moreover, although a single click is enough to _launch_
DeCSS, I doubt that the operator interaction ends there.
(Admittedly, I have never run DeCSS ... but I assume there
are parameters to tweak & at least a field for an output 
filename to be filled out, plus another click on a "go" 
button ...)

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Taylor [mailto:bryan_w_taylor@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 2:47 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] The power of a click
> --- mickey <mickeym@mindspring.com> wrote:
> > 
> > How does one measure the effort required to click a mouse? 
> In the past, 
> > it was a neat thing when machines could do work "at the push of a 
> > button." Today, the click is seen as an effortless way to 
> initiate a 
> > series of instructrions in a list. But the thing I am 
> having trouble 
> > figuring out is this:
> > 
> > How can a click be an effortless and mindless action, as in 
> starting a 
> > circumvention program, while also being used to verify that one has 
> > applied careful consideration to a(n) EULA?
> Oh, that is a very good point!! 
> The idea that the amount of physical motion of an act is a 
> consideration in
> deciding who is responsible for its results has no basis in 
> law. However subtle
> the mostion, there is nothing subtle about the state of mind that it
> represents. DeCSS is not some kind of software booby trap 
> that decrypts without
> an absolutely clear intent to engage in the conduct of 
> decryption solely on the
> part of the user.
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