[mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Jul 18 13:55:54 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 06:58:23PM +1000, Dean Harding wrote:
> Will wrote:
> > My understanding of reality was that playing (and ripping) encrypted
> > DVDs in linux with things such as libdvdcss is illegal in the US,
> > whereas bittorrent use is not.
> True, but ripping non-encrypted DVDs is not. The "Rip DVD" feature still
> works perfectly on non-encrypted DVDs if you don't have the libdvdcss
> library installed.
It's a nice little paradox. However, the fact that you are breaking
the encryption pretty much gaurantees that you are engaging in legitimate
use with works in your own posession. The opposite is most likely true with
BitTorrent use is typically the sort of activities that law enforcement
would raid BBS systems over in the pre-web days. BT has the problem of being
an download/upload medium. Most people using it are also "making available"
and are doing so while displaying a big fat "kick me" sign.
At least my use of mplayer doesn't send out a big signal flare to
MediaSentry and the like.
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