[Videolib] RE: Region free DVD players

Breivold, Scott (SBreivo@exchange.calstatela.edu)
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:01:21 -0700

According to the "Video University" (whoever they are):

"It is legal to own a Code free DVD player, but you can not use it for
illegal purposes. Check your State and Federal copyright laws for
details. It is possible and legal to modify a DVD player to be Code
Free, but you will definitely void the warranty and unless you're an
engineer, there's a good chance you'll wreck the unit."

The "check your state and federal copyright laws" part of this statement
ought to keep us busy for the next several years! :-0

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Scott Breivold
Media, Communications, & Arts Librarian
University Library ~ Cal State LA
LN 3019 ~ (323) 343-6094

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