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RE: [dvd-discuss] DMCA Twist

iDVD is the copyrighted work that has a protection

Reverse the connection in your mind. Consider the 
the Apple DVD drive to be the dongle that permits 
iDVD to operate.  If you patch iDVD so that any
other drive can work with it (a skeleton key) then
you've circumvented the protection on access to iDVD.

-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: Thursday, August 29, 2002 9:58 PM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: RE: [dvd-discuss] DMCA Twist
> --- Richard Hartman <hartman@onetouch.com> wrote:
> > The TPM is the code in the iDVD application
> > that prevents use of that application with any
> > other drive.
> Exactly. That has nothing to do with protecting access to or 
> copying of a work
> whose copyright is owned by Apple. What copyrighted works is 
> the TPM protecting
> here? The DMCA does not protect all TPMs, just those that 
> protect copyrights.
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