"A Linux users' group in Washington, D.C., is planning a protest
against parts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which they
say is being used to unfairly restrict the development of DVD
(Digital Versatile Disk) software for the Linux operating
"The group says the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
is using the law to threaten Linux developers...."
"In effect, it (the act) lets copyright holders write their
own arbitrary copyright laws, which are normally enforced by
these access control measures (such as weak encryption)," the Linux
user group said in a statement on their Web site at
http://www.tux.org. "The DMCA then outlaws circumventing these
access controls for virtually any reason, even by legitimate paying
customers engaged in 'fair use' activities."
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