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[HTG] Why Watching DVDs on Linux is Illegal in the USA

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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) makes unlocking cell phones, ripping DVDs, removing eBook DRM, and jailbreaking tablets illegal in the USA. However, there’s another surprise: simply watching a DVD on Linux is also illegal.

This is why Ubuntu and other Linux distributions don’t include out-of-the-box DVD support, forcing you to run a command that downloads and installs libdvdcss from elsewhere – not the Linux distribution’s software repositories, or they would get in trouble.

If you are an American who’s watched a DVD on Linux, there’s a good chance the DMCA makes you a criminal.
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Actually, Linux Has a Few Licensed DVD Players

There are some other things to note in this article though as well...
Edited by _GTech - 3/2/13 at 4:09pm
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Shows how out of date that stupid act is, and how out of touch lawmakers are with reality.
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I can do all the things listed above for my own personal use without even a mere possibility of any legal issues.
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What good is a law if you can't enforce it?
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Oh well, come and get me coppas!!!
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it is illegal to tie a alligator to a fire hydrant in detriot. on certain days of the week.


Seriously folks, who gives a crap.
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it is illegal to tie a alligator to a fire hydrant in detriot. on certain days of the week.

Seriously folks, who gives a crap.

LULz...! thumb.gif
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This is pure dumbness
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it is illegal to tie a alligator to a fire hydrant in detriot. on certain days of the week.


Seriously folks, who gives a crap.
I've got one too!

"Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited."

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That is a really scary thought...
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