April 4, 2002

The anti-copyright crusader

Canada.com has a story about Russell McOrmond, an Ottawa consultant who's defying the U.S. DMCA. "McOrmond, a 34-year-old Ottawa consultant who specializes in open-source technology, watched a DVD on his computer. Normally that would have been no big deal, except that McOrmond runs a Linux machine, and wanted to play the DVD on an open-source player. Yet under the U.S Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA), playing DVDs on a open-source player is illegal."
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