[Centos] Best RH/FC version for dvd rip?

Michael Jennings mej at caosity.org
Tue Dec 28 18:23:13 UTC 2004

On Tuesday, 28 December 2004, at 12:42:31 (-0500),
Chris Hammond wrote:

> Is it illegal to rip a DVD to a file on your hard drive for personal
> use?

I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice.

As I understand it, using any technology (like DeCSS and similar
tools, namely libdvdcss) to circumvent cryptographic protection (like
that on most commercial DVD's) is a violation of the DMCA.  This is
why distributions like cAos, CentOS, etc. do not have it but certain
foreign repositories do.  Those outside the US are very likely okay,
but those of us in the US are hosed.


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