[rumori] DVD question

From: Carrie McLaren (carrieATstayfreemagazine.org)
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 11:37:09 PDT

Hi, I was reading over the page on DigitalConsumer.org:

it includes this:

<<<You buy a DVD but you can't watch it the way you want to. It seems
obvious that users should have the ability to fast-forward and rewind
movies as they see fit. But new copyright laws threaten that right:
it is a crime to sell a DVD player that would allow a consumer to
fast-forward through the ads at the beginning of a DVD! >>>

Does anyone know what they're basing this on? Is it really true? Are
they assuming that the DVD is encrypted to prevent fast-forwarding,
or is there some law I don't know about...?


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