[mythtv-users] Cam emulators and myth?
stevehodge at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 10:09:36 UTC 2010
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 9:27 PM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:
> Steve Hodge wrote:
> 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?
> Deja vu, here we come !
> My guess is that because nearly everyone is interested in those topics,
> including the US based developers, then that alters the risk-reward balance
> in favour of allowing it. Not to mention that there is a general perception
> of "what's the difference what DVD player you use ?"
> On the other hand, I suspect few US based developers are involved with CAMs
> and similar ... And a general perception that anyone using a CAM must be a
I supose that what it boils down to is that the developers are the ones
taking the risks so they get to decide what they do and don't want to talk
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