[mythtv-users] Cam emulators and myth?
Brian J. Murrell
brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Wed Sep 22 11:25:42 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 09:46 +0100, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Since there are effectively no penalties for making false takedown
> requests, it's a nice way for people to cripple sites they disapprove
Not true. A false take-down notice is perjury and a violation of the
DMCA and subject to penalties.
> Thus, discussion of using a CAM module (or equivalent) is off-limits
> because under the DMCA discussion of such is illegal - or at least is
> likely to be.
I'm not sure what discussion exactly you are referring to, but how does
the DMCA cover legitimate use? TBH, I barely have a passing
understanding of CAMs, but is *all* use of CAMs illegal? Are they made
exclusively to violate content protections or are there legitimate uses
for them in conjunction with MythTV?
> card/whatever restricts the use to approved equipment
To be sure, IANAL, but I don't think the DMCA can be used to enforce a
> it doesn't have to actually be illegal - just the fact that it
> **could** be is enough for someone to get the servers shutdown with a
> DMCA takedown notice.
Which of course is wrong and subject to a counter-notice and potential
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