[mythtv-users] Cam emulators and myth?
stevehodge at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 09:08:32 UTC 2010
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:
> qeldroma at gmx.net wrote:
>> Ok, so sorry for this!
>> Didn't knew that using one smartcard for multiple Receiver-cards is
>> against drm.
> The problem is that some of the developers, and the list servers, are in
> the US. In the US they have the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) which
> gives a really steeply sloped playing field. Anyone who thinks their
> copyright is being breached can serve a takedown notice which usually means
> the ISP will just "pull the plug" and possibly ask questions later. What is
> supposed to happen is that they ask questions first, but penalties for not
> complying with a takedown notice are there, while complaints from customers
> can be ignored. Since there are effectively no penalties for making false
> takedown requests, it's a nice way for people to cripple sites they
> disapprove of.
> Also, there is a clause that makes it a criminal offense to bypass any
> "technical protection mechanism", or to discuss how to bypass such a
> mechanism, or to provide tools to do so. That still applies even if the TPM
> is completely and utterly broken (like CSS on DVDs), or even never worked in
> the first place.
I understand the reasoning and won't argue against it. But, as you just
mentioned, the same reasoning applies to DVDs (and Bluray) so why are those
topics acceptable here?
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