Saturday, February 04, 2006

Circumventing DVD controls

BoingBoing points out some new Irish software that lets you convert your DVDs into different audio/video formats so that you can watch them on your mobile phone, Playstation Portable, iPod etc. This is certainly a circumvention device under the terms of the EU Copyright Directive; under Irish law (s.370 as amended) rightholders can take action against the suppliers of such products. Will the movie industry dare?

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