LinuxPR: OpenDVD group announces affiliate program with Reel.com
May 25, 2000, 05:16 (0 Talkback[s])
"The OpenDVD Group has established as an affiliate with
reel.com, an online movie retailer, to donate the proceeds from DVD
movies bought through the OpenDVD.org website to the Electronic
Frontier Foundation, the organization that is funding the costs for
the defense in the DeCSS/DVD lawsuits."
"OpenDVD.org serves as an online resource for people wishing
to learn more about implementing and extending DVD technology.
Recently, the focus of the efforts has been on informing the
community and the public to the issues revolving around the Digital
Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and its effects on consumers. The
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording
Industry Association of America (RIAA) have both filed lawsuits on
the basis of the DMCA. Both organizations wish to block technology
and fail to address the issues at hand."