"The DVD Copy Control Association is suing to prevent 72 Web
site programmers from making the software available on the
Internet. Without comment, Santa Clara County Superior Court
Judge William Elfving denied the group's request for a restraining
"... programmers who posted the program said they were simply
providing software to play DVDs on computers with Linux operating
"``People have a legal right to play the materials that they've
already purchased in a different format,'' said Tara Lemmey,
president of the Electronic Frontier Foundation..."
"Courts have repeatedly found that consumers can make personal
copies of material they have purchased, such as copying a music
compact disc onto a cassette tape. But judges have yet to weigh in
on newer technologies, such as DVDs"..."
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