Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:28 UTC
Legal "Sony has won its request for a temporary restraining order in its PS3 jailbreak case against Geohot and fail0verflow, despite a jurisdictional technicality. At the same time, the judge at the US District Court for the Northern District of California has allowed Sony to keep the lawsuit in San Francisco. The restraining order forbids the jailbreak team from distributing or linking the jailbreak procedure, or encouraging others to jailbreak or hack their PS3 or PSN. They've also been ordered to turn over any computers or storage media used to create the jailbreak to Sony's lawyers." Land of the free fail.
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RE[6]: Wiat, what?!
by Morgan on Fri 28th Jan 2011 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wiat, what?!"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Are you sure that the Fluendo DVD player is fully legal in the U.S. though? From their license page:

With respect to MPEG-2

“USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.”


I'm no lawyer, but it sounds to me like the end user still must purchase a license from the MPEG LA in order to legally use Fluendo DVD Player in the U.S. Whether they would even offer an individual license to a consumer, and at what price, is still unknown.

So I ask again, can I please buy a cheap (under $10) license that will grant me permission to use existing software such as mplayer, VLC, MPC, etc to play back discs I already purchased a license for when I bought the disc in the first place?

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