"As acts of defiance go, what Russell McOrmond did was by all
appearances mundane -- seemingly no different from what thousands
of Canadians do at their home computers.
"McOrmond, a 34-year-old Ottawa consultant who specializes in
open-source technology, watched a DVD on his computer. Normally
that would have been no big deal, except that McOrmond runs a Linux
machine, and wanted to play the DVD on an open-source player. Yet
under the U.S Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA), playing
DVDs on a open-source player is illegal..."