Even though I am a Christian, I can't help but get irate about the ASSHOLES who are directing our government, and our laws...
By ASSHOLES, I mean hollywood.
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, appearing as a friend of the court, also sided with the industry, describing DeCSS as a "burglary tool" built for "entering and stealing the property" of the movie studios. Lockyer warned the court in stark terms that California's motion picture, music and technology industries would all suffer grave financial losses if trial courts had to treat computer code as speech when considering legal bids to suppress a program.
I am sorry, but when I watch a DVD on my Linux box that I PURCHASED (the DVD AND the Linux box), I find it disgusting that I am being called a thief, criminal, and a liar by hollywood.
Hollywood (MPAA, DVD-CSS, et al). Please, explain to me how I am causing you harm?! I bought the DVD, I own DVD players too, but by choosing to watch it on my computer, that somehow causes you to lose money?! Am I supposed to pay you each time I watch it on my Linux box - but not in my regular DVD player?!
I guess I am missing something here. DeCSS for me, and 99% of the others out there who REGULARLY USE IT, is used so that we can CHOOSE what we watch OUR LEGALLY PURCHASED movies on.
Why can't hollywood, the courts, and our government figure that out?