[plug] Unable to view movie DVD with Linux

regfrem at connect.net.au regfrem at connect.net.au
Mon Apr 30 08:33:52 WST 2007

On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 18:20 +0800, Bernd Felsche wrote:
> Joshua Chase <joshych at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> >not quite that extreme.
> >Michael Holland <myk at myk.id.au> wrote: On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Joshua Chase wrote:
> >> be careful with technicalities...
> >Huh? Why?  They'd be locking up everybody if they had to prosecute every
> >illegal act. Owning an iPod or VCR would be a prima facie case for
> >copyright violation.  Nobody is going to sue users of unlicensed DVD
> >players. Yet. Some recent legislation is very scary.
> It'd be easier to prosecute the retailers of the devices.

Actually it'd be much easier to prosecute the end-user for two reasons:

(i) They are less likely to put up a fight in court -> cheaper
(ii) It sends a message to the community that "you" could be next.

Also selling iPods VCR, blank CDs and DVDs etc is not illegal, it's what
you do with them.

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