On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 19:50 +0100, Thomas Zehetbauer wrote:
On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 23:07 -0600, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> What is DMCA anyway?
The Digital Millenium Copyright Act which gives $$$ corporations the
right to create and support almost certainly illegal cartels by charging
europeans more than americans more than asians for the same DVD and
restricting playback to commercial platforms.
Not to start a war, but AFAIK, DMCA has only been used to stop a
company from distributing a software that would copy DVD's (that was
it's intended purpose).
The reason Red Hat won't include a DVD player is the same as the reason
they don't ship an MP3 player, i.e. the formats are not open source.
This is the stated purpose of Fedora, to put together a Distro of
completely Open source products.