Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 22:44 UTC
Windows As was to be expected, the Longhorn Reloaded team has been shut down by Microsoft. "It is with sad news that I have to inform you that today due to a cesit and decist letter we recived from Microsoft we are no longer able to provide you with a download link to Longhorn Reloaded. It deeply saddens me that although Microsoft hknew about this project for many months they only issued us with this notice a few days after we started to distribute the iso via torrents and ftp server."
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RE[2]: Cooperations buys laws
by sukru on Tue 26th Jun 2007 04:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Cooperations buys laws"
sukru
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2006-11-19

"In this day and age of the DMCA, the end user is a criminal, nine times out of ten. It's a bit sad, but true. Technically, since I watch DVD's on my linux computer, I'm a criminal. Ah, C'est la vie."


Just wanted to remind that contract violation is not a crime (it just nullifies the contract).

Additionally playing DVDs on linux is also not a crime. There are already "licensed" alternatives, and DeCSS is no longer a trade secret [ http://www.eff.org/IP/Video/DVDCCA_case/20040122_eff_pr.php ], too.

Finally this has nothing to do with the EULAs, people just "can't" redistribute others' programs even if they "fix" them (without permission of course).

Edited 2007-06-26 04:09

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