multi-region dvd players

Linda Engelberg (
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 17:22:20 -0800 (PST)

I have read that the MPA considers region-free DVD players to be in
violation of the DVD Copy Control Association's Content Scrambling System
License and are therefore non-compliant DVD players. Also that the MPA,
along with other DVD technology licensors, have threatened legal measures
with manufacturers who manufacture and distribute non-compliant DVD
players containing CSS-licensed technology. (My source is an e-mail from
Brad Hunt, Chief Technology Officer, Motion Picture Association). Does
this mean it is illegal for educational institutions to purchase
multi-region dvd players?

Linda Engelberg
Video Librarian
Wong Audiovisual Center
Sinclair Library
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-5414
FAX (808) 956-5952