Include a Media Player in Installation CD / DVD

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Tue Aug 17 12:38:46 UTC 2010

On 08/17/2010 01:35 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 15/08/2010 19:27, Yorvyk wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 17:41:34 +1000
>> Basil Chupin<blchupin at>   wrote:
>>> On 15/08/2010 13:21, IdleOne wrote:
>>>> Ubuntu comes with Totem as a default as for the codecs, there are legal
>>>> reasons why those codecs are not installed by default and they won't be
>>>> anytime soon
>>> Nor forever - if the terms of the secret negotiations now going on
>>> between nations, and about which they are "sworn" not to discuss or
>>> disclose to their citizens are accepted. I read about this only a day or
>>> so ago but now cannot find the reference to this :-( .
>>> And it is not a joke.
>>> I'll see if I can find this article I read and will then post it
>>> probably in sounder.
>> I think it is ACTA that you’re talking about.
> Yes, it is the ACTA which I read about and was referring to.
> A frightening situation.
> 1984 on steroids.
> BC
         Here is what Google brought up with ACTA:

The *Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement* (*ACTA*) is a proposed 
plurilateral agreement 
<> for the purpose of 
establishing international standards on intellectual property 
<> rights 
ACTA would establish a new international legal framework that countries 
can join on a voluntary basis^[2] 
and would create its own governing body outside existing international 
institutions such as the World Trade Organization 
<> (WTO), the World 
Intellectual Property Organization 
(WIPO) or the United Nations 
Negotiating countries have described it as a response "to the increase 
in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected 
The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit 
<> goods, generic 
<> medicines and copyright 
infringement <> on 
the Internet <>.^[4] 
Because it is in effect a treaty, ACTA would overcome many court 
precedents defining consumer rights as to "fair use" and would either 
change or remove limitations on the application of intellectual property 

After a series of draft text leaks in 2008, 2009 and 2010 the 
negotiating parties published the official version of the current draft 
<> on 
20 April 2010.^[5] 
The idea to create a plurilateral agreement on counterfeiting was 
developed by Japan <> and the United 
States <> in 2006. Canada, the 
European Union <> and 
Switzerland <> joined the

     This from the first web page ACTA brought up. There is more than 
you want to read :-)

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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