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Esteemed Contributor III

Why watching DVDs on Linux is actually ILLEGAL

If you think about it too, the same thing applies to Windows 8 and 10 (which doesn't have a built in DVD decoder, Microsoft's way of saving $2.50 per copy) if you choose not to use that crapware Cyberlink but instead use VLC

Why Watching DVDs on Linux is Illegal in the USA

If VLC can ship a free DVD player, why can't Microsoft? | ZDNet

Same thing also applies to Blu-Ray discs of course. Must be nice to live in a world where everyone can stream all the high definition content they want, but that place is not the USA.

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Challenger
Challenger

Re: Why watching DVDs on Linux is actually ILLEGAL

Actually, the provision in the DMCA disallowing decryption is unconstitutional.  There just hasn't yet been a court case with the correct conclusion.  It flies directly in the face of fair use, and no simple law can override that.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Why watching DVDs on Linux is actually ILLEGAL

I have an old version of Cyberlink PowerDVD that can play BD as well as DVD, works on 7, 8 and 10 fine

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