Originally Posted by djb61230
And Bill Clinton signed it. So I guess it was a bipartisan screw job.
Yeah, let's not play Republican vs. Democrat here. They're all equally ridiculous.
Originally Posted by Pvr4Craig
The "Terms of Service" has nothing to do with Myth--it is the provider's ToS that matter.
You misunderstood me; I agree that it is probably a violation of the providers' ToS to "modify the box" in any way. (However, I OWN this box. It is mine to do with as I wish, as long as I don't violate any laws, like the DMCA).
What I meant was, the Myth Devs don't want to apply the patch because it may violate the provider's ToS
??? When I said "are they serious?
" I meant that the ToS is an agreement between me and my provider, and has nothing to do with Myth
, and so if it is not illegal or immoral
why do the Myth Devs care?
As long as they're not actually violating the DMCA, it shouldn't be a problem. I think it's ridiculous that they claim to be worried about helping someone violate their Terms of Service.
Is DeCSS part of the Myth Codebase? (maybe not, I'm not sure) Does that not violate the DMCA? How about libAV or libffmpeg? Don't those have patent implications?
You see what I mean.
Originally Posted by Bill Southwell
And are you not aware that whenever Big Media doesn't like something, they always, always send a cease and desist giving plenty of time for the 'offensive' function to be removed, before any legal action is even considered?
Yeah, that's seriously misguided. If they do feel like something's wrong, doing it anyway and waiting for a cease-and-desist is foolish. I just disagree with them that it's wrong, immoral, or illegal.
Originally Posted by quantumstate
every step you take
Nice work, now avsforum has to pay royalties to Sting.