Originally Posted by Kalani
I fail to see any problem here. What's the actual issue?
HDCP strippers and other encryption countermeasure devices are illegal to sell in the US because they are in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), hence the HDfury is no longer distributed by any US retailers, as I remember it had been for many
years before they were forced to shut down all US retailers. Small scale makers of such devices might feel they fall under the law's radar, for now, yet may similarly vaporize from the US market, at any moment, for the same reason.
I'm unaware of any laws against a consumer owning such a device, however, as long as they don't use it as a means to enable the copying of otherwise protected material, so buying one overseas or privately importing one from Asia and using it here in the US I guess is technically legal for a consumer to do, but I'm no lawyer. [I also ignore the legal advice of such devices' manufacturers and distributors because I don't think they have an unbiased and objective view, but feel free to provide such links if you feel it appropriate for others here, I however won't be examining them for the reason I've just stated.]
I thought this might of interest to some, so I pointed it out, that's all.