“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
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?