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Re: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs
- From: Noah silva <nsilva(at)atari-source.com>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:06:39 -0400 (EDT)
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I don't quite get this. I could buy the DVD, copy it to the hard drive,
and then let it self-destruct.
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Roy Murphy wrote:
> 'twas brillig when Richard Hartman scrobe:
> > I don't know that a chemical process qualifies as a Technical
> > Protection Measure under the DMCA.
> I think it's pretty clear that it does not qualify. Look at the statute.
> A TPM "'effectively controls access to a work' if the measure, in the
> ordinary course of its operation, requires the application of
> information, or a process or a treatment, with the authority of the
> copyright owner, to gain access to the work"
> The self-erasing DVD does not require the application of information or
> a process to accomplish its self-erasing function. All it requires is
> exposure to the air.
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