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LA Times: Breaking DVD Encryption

Feb 05, 2000, 08:42 (7 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Paul Eggert for this link. ]

In response to Jack Valenti's Sunday op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, reader John Stamp writes:

"Because digital video disc drivers only exist for Windows and the Macintosh, someone reverse-engineered the encryption to allow people to play DVDs under Linux. If you can't play what's yours, what good is it?"

Reader Don Marti writes:

"With all the effort that the motion picture industry is using to harass people who are simply trying to play DVD movies under Linux, the MPAA hasn't introduced one bootleg movie into evidence."

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