Originally Posted by Davinleeds /forum/post/18199597
Well my theory was since AnyDVDHD strips out HDCP ( it allows playback on non HDCP monitors) with an hdmi out card you might be able to capture as the literature states non recording of HDCP material.
Originally Posted by walford /forum/post/18199822
Is the purchase and use of AnyDVD in the US currently legal?
Originally Posted by stanger89 /forum/post/18200457
AnyDVD doesn't strip HDCP. AnyDVD strips AACS/BD+/CSS. HDCP is required by AACS and added by the player. In the absence of AACS the player doesn't add HDCP.
Big grey area. I don't recall seeing anything in the statute about buying, only distributing/selling.
Originally Posted by Davinleeds /forum/post/18200509
Granted, but same result.
Allows you to watch movies over a digital display connection, without HDCP-compliant graphics card and without HDCP-compliant display. No need to buy an expensive monitor. Sweet!
I still think it might work
Originally Posted by Karmyna /forum/post/18200519
It falls under the DMCA ruling I think since it states that you can't circumvent or disable the protection mesure and encryption which is what AnyDVD HD does. The DMCA also applies to individuals if memory serves me.
This is why DeCSS is also illegal in the US and isn't include by default in the linux distribution even if it is used only for playing your own disk. You have to enable it separatly but a notice popup in many distribution warning you that this is against the law in the USA and dependencies..
Section 1201 divides technological measures into two categories: measures that prevent unauthorized access to a copyrighted work and measures that prevent unauthorized copying2 of a copyrighted work. Making or selling devices or services that are used to circumvent either category of technological measure is prohibited in certain circumstances, described below. As to the act of circumvention in itself, the provision prohibits circumventing the first category of technological measures, but not the second.
2Copying is used in this context as a short-hand for the exercise of any of the exclusive rights of an author under section 106 of the Copyright Act. Consequently, a technological measure that prevents unauthorized distribution or public performance of a work would fall in this second category.
Originally Posted by stanger89 /forum/post/18200966
AnyDVD doesn't strip HDCP, it's as simple as that. It removes the requirement for it by removing AACS, but doesn't strip or decrypt HDCP. When AnyDVD is in use for BD, HDCP doesn't even come into play. It won't decrypt an HDCP input from an external device.
If you go look into it, it really is a big grey area, a real mess. Some things are clearly illegal, like creating/distributing products to circumvent. Where it gets messy is on the end user side.
This is from the US Copyright Office summary of the DMCA: