@Authorization request for redistribution of your programs,VideoLAN client Mac OS X

Jon Lech Johansen jon-vl at nanocrew.net
Tue Jun 18 21:37:59 CEST 2002

On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 12:18:12AM +0200, Christophe Massiot (massiot at via.ecp.fr) wrote:
> However, there is something more you need to know. The VLC binary 
> from the website can also read encrypted DVD, and for that we use a 
> library which breaks the CSS encryption algorithm. The use of this 
> library is illegal in several countries, for instance in the USA. 

Residents in the European Union, including EEA countries, should be
aware that we will have our very own version of the DMCA by December
2002 (implemented in law). For more info on this:


Jon Johansen


MR. LEVY:  I'm sorry, your Honor. I actually have a technology expert
  with me. Would the Court like to or would they agree to hear a very
  brief statement on this point from that expert?
THE COURT: No.    -- MPAA v. Reimerdes injunction hearing, 2000/01/21

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