Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2012 16:37 UTC
Linux It's sad that we need this, but alas - Matthew Garret has made a list of Linux distributions that boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot enabled. Tellingly enough, the list is short. Very short. Can someone hack this nonsense into oblivion please?
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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by WereCatf on Sat 29th Dec 2012 18:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

We 've been through this before with libdvdcss. A working workaround exists and yet distros are not using it as to make a "statement".


You do realize that libdvdcss is illegal in many parts of the world? That is one of the reasons for not including it, no sane Linux-distro maintainer wants to be found guilty of illegalities. There are workarounds, but alas, there's always this or that hoop to jump through.

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RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr
by KrustyVader on Sun 30th Dec 2012 03:37 in reply to "RE: Comment by kurkosdr"
KrustyVader Member since:
2006-10-28

You do realize that libdvdcss is illegal in many parts of the world?


When you say 'many' you really mean 'a few', right?.

It's funny how the region code of the DVDs only help the piracy. I live in region 4... most of the DVD where never release for this region, and if you try to get a version from other region most of the sellers won't sell it (for legal reasons). So the only way to get a lot of movies/series is getting a copy because there is NO original version.

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RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr
by m_abs on Sun 30th Dec 2012 13:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr"
m_abs Member since:
2005-07-06

Region codes are not relevant here. Libdvdcss is the library that handles breaking the DRM on DVDs, which is illegal in the US and some other countries.
Distributing libdvdcss or libdecss as it's also called would mean the Linux Distributions would be illegal to distribute in the US, which is a huge marked to loose.

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