Marillat -> Hoary Extras?

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 20 15:50:43 UTC 2005


hi,
Am Montag, den 20.06.2005, 10:14 -0500 schrieb Tom Adelstein:
> Depending on your country of residence, you can obtain the Win32codecs
> files and the dvdcss and play DVD's and MP3's etc. from any Linux
> distribution.
note that in germany you can get sued even for putting a link to decss2
on a webpage, since the law here in germany says that you are
advertising a copy protection cracking mechanism through that, i guess
several other countries will handle it the same way, since the RIAA
tries to enforce that law everywhere (the german heise publishing house
had a bunch of lawsuits already, based on this law).

i also very much doubt that its legal to use the microsoft codecs
without applying to any kind of MS EULA for it (which the w32codecs
package in opposite to the msttcorefonts one simply ignores)

> You add the Marillat repository to /etc/apt/sources.list and you have to
> import the key.
> 
> sudo  gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys 1F41B907
> 
> Keep in mind the forces of evil would love to catch people using the
> restricted software in countries who have adopted the restricted laws. 
> 
> That's why many of us have asked for the Linux distributions to offer to
> resell Cybelink's PowerDVD for Linux.
this would be cool, but sadly doesnt work in a distribution that commits
to be free forever (like ubuntu) a even better way would be to have a
repository provided by cyberlink to be able to download powerdvd, that
would be a way to work around this drawbacks.

ciao
	oli
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