[mythtv-users] OT: capture hdmi

Marco Nelissen marco.nelissen at gmail.com
Fri May 25 20:23:53 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk>wrote:

> Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>   > And I seem to recall that the original arguments for HDCP was it would
>>>  be used to 'protect' premium HD content and not just used for
>>>  everything.  All uses of game play video/images aren't illegal so would
>>>  breaking the protection to record it be a gray area?  Sony's infamous
>>>  stupidity might be an exploitable flaw.  :)
>> I seem to recall that at least one game manufacturer claimed
>> that the character (images) were copyrighted, and therefore
>> might need to be "protected", and any reuse of those
>> images might be considered infringing in the eyes of their
>> corporate lawyers.  Your jurisdiction will vary.
> Doesn't even need that. In the US, the DMCA makes it a criminal offence to
> circumvent any technical protection measure - you don't need to be doing in
> order to commit any other offence or tort, just the act of doing it is
> enough. Even just the act of talking about it is also an offence - hence
> why certain topics are not allowed for discussion here.

Do you have any references to support your claim that talking about this is
a criminal offense?
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