[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime with MythTV

Ben Kamen bkamen at benjammin.net
Fri Aug 20 19:04:04 UTC 2010

On 8/20/2010 1:56 PM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Greg<greg12866 at nycap.rr.com>  wrote:
>>   The big problem is most people could care less,and there isn't enough home
>> brew guys like us to hurt their bottom line...
> This is what bugs me most about the anti-circumvention legislation.  I
> wish it worked like burglars' tools laws, where using such tools to
> commit a crime increases the penalty for the crime, but using the
> tools for something which isn't illegal (e.g. picking the lock when
> you've locked your keys in your own car) isn't illegal.
> The tools exist.  People who want to use them to do illegal things are
> going to get them, laws or not.  The only people hurt by the
> anti-circumvention laws are people who want to be legit.

Maybe, maybe not.

Check out these links.. ESPECIALLY the 2nd link that specifically mentions DVD's for fair use.

If this isn't right now, there may be light at the end of the tunnel on this train of madness.

> Library of Congress: Fair Use Lets You Jailbreak Your iPhone
> by Anthony Falzone, posted on July 26, 2010 - 8:16pm
> The Library of Congress dropped a bombshell today in the form of new exemptions from the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions.
> The biggest splash of all was for smartphones: The Library approved an exemption proposed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that allows smartphone owners to modify the handset's software to run unauthorized applications.
> The basis for this exemption is also interesting. In order to qualify for an exemption, the underlying activity has to be lawful under the Copyright Act. So the question the Library had to answer in considering this proposed exemption was whether the Copyright Act permits a smartphone owner to modify the handset's software to make it compatible with unauthorized applications.

> Apple loses big in DRM ruling: jailbreaks are "fair use"
> By Nate Anderson | Last updated July 26, 2010 11:10 AM
> Every three years, the Library of Congress has the thankless task of listening to people complain about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA forbade most attempts to bypass the digital locks on things like DVDs, music, and computer software, but it also gave the Library the ability to wave its magical copyright wand and make certain DRM cracks legal for three years at a time.
> This time, the Library went (comparatively) nuts, allowing widespread bypassing of the CSS encryption on DVDs, declaring iPhone jailbreaking to be "fair use," and letting consumers crack their legally purchased e-books in order to have them read aloud by computers.

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