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SO SUE ME.

Nov 29, 2003, 2:10am

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is suing DVD Jon again for breaking the CSS code on DVDs - he's the guy who wrote and distributed DeCSS. They lost the first time in an Oslo court, and are now appealing. They believe it's illegal to make a program that others may use for illegal activities.

In the US. It is illegal to make a software program that others may use to do something illegal. It's the Digital Millenium bill law.

Chuck Heston is a supporter of the MPAA.

Meanwhile, there aren't many lawsuits against gun manufacturers for the use of their products in the murders of people. It isn't illegal to make something that may kill someone - in this case, a gun. There used to be lawsuits against gun makers but the National Rifle Association (NRA) fought them tooth and nail.

Chuck Heston is the president of the NRA.

Think about it. Your life, as interpreted by US law, is worth less than a DVD.

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