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Re: [dvd-discuss] Disney Does Self Destructing DVDs

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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