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New Copyright Law in Australia?

 
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shifty_ben
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: New Copyright Law in Australia? Reply with quote

Has anyone else seen this

Seems a bit extreme, what do our Australian readers think?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: RE: New Copyright Law in Australia? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:22 am    Post subject: RE: New Copyright Law in Australia? Reply with quote

Will have to video the moths, that will flying away....
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:10 am    Post subject: RE: New Copyright Law in Australia? Reply with quote

The article mentions that US doesn't have a law this reaching, but in the hands of the wrong lawyer, the DMCA IS this far reaching. As I type this, I'm violating the DMCA because I'm running a program in the background that people use to pirate large video collections or MP3 files. (I'm getting Fedora Core 6 via torrent.) Oh, and since I've just given away information to you that you could use bittorrent to download such files, I've violated the DMCA again. Heaven forbid I might tell someone that they could type in a movie name and the word torrent into google to find stuff because then I will have violated the DMCA again.

Now what would happen if I pasted some code (however incomplete) from the imfamous DeCSS program? Even in an un-usable state, I've STILL violated DMCA. The permutations are limited only by the legal fees involved.

if (PosKey[j].occ>PosKey[i].occ)
{
memcpy(&MyKey,&(PosKey[j].key),sizeof(DVD40bitKey));
k = PosKey[j].occ;
memcpy(&(PosKey[j].key),&(PosKey[i].key),sizeof(DVD40bitKey));
PosKey[j].occ = PosKey[i].occ;
memcpy(&(PosKey[i].key),&MyKey,sizeof(DVD40bitKey));
PosKey[i].occ = k;
}
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