[ILUG] IOL Broadband handing over information.
paul at clubi.ie
Fri Jun 10 23:05:17 IST 2005
On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I should have made clear that I'm only interested in legal copying.
> [I take the moral position that it is not worth breaking the law
> unless the return for so doing is very large.] I thought from your
> original post you were saying that it _is_ legal to make a software
You used to unconditionally have that right, AFAICT. (in between the
2000 act being passed, and the amendment being passed).
> I take it that DRM over-rules that right?
If there's some kind of copy-protection, it seems to me, you no
longer have that right (or at least, you can't exercise it legally,
as you're not allowed to circumvent copy protection). How it seems to
me, from previous discussion anyway.
> I did try copying in various ways (including dd) under Linux. I
> looked at the CDs I made (with od) and they looked fairly
> plausible. But as someone pointed out, the PlayStation may check
> that you are using their black CDs.
I've no idea i'm afraid.
Have you tried PtP networks to see if you can get a backup copy that
Then you havn't circumvented any copy protection yourself really, and
you end up with a backup copy (which is allowed). Probably not quite
allowed, but I don't see a moral problem with it :).
(Personally, I find the enshrining of 'screw the user as you deem
fit' in that ammendment /immoral/, but hey..)
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
"It's in process":
So wrapped up in red tape that the situation is almost hopeless.
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