[mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Jul 18 15:12:33 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 09:06:25AM -0500, Will wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 08:55 -0500, jedi wrote:
> > 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.
> > 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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> Torrents != Illegal. Already went over this, so I won't repeat myself and make a huge paragraph. :P
The protocol isn't.
The typical usage is.
Denying this is just kidding yourself.
DeCSS is MUCH more defensible than BT.
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