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Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF: Court Endorses Ban on DVD Copy Technology[321 Studios]

On 02/27/04 at 16:02, 'twas brillig and Joshua Stratton scrobe:
> Presumably the answer is that the authority was given to the DVDCCA to 
> authorize manufacturers to decrypt in the course of normal operations of 
> DVDCCA-allowed players.

	So when I press "play" on my DVD player, the decryption is
actually *performed* by the manufacturer? How the hell is this not
simply a retread of US V. Paramount Pictures, 334 U.S. 131 (1948)?

> Or they just don't get it, which seems a bit more likely to me.

	Likewise. The problem is that when the courts "don't get it"
the consequences are a tad severe.

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