Why Watching DVDs on Linux is Illegal in the USA
- Every day I quickly glance at groups' "new messages" pages even if I'm
not a member of the group. A few minutes ago I found something very
interesting in the Yahoo LINUX_Newbies group posted at 6:18pm today
that caught me by surprise, a link to the How-To-Geek website and this
That article is dated 1-MARCH-2013 (meaning it's current) and I have
never found incorrect info on the How-To-Geek site in all the years I
have visited that site.
FWIW, I've never bothered playing a movie DVD on a Linux system since
I have two fully equipped home theater systems -- one in the family
room and another in a large dedicated movie room -- so I had to check
if what the article is saying is correct. The article is correct and
it provides a solution with libdvdcss that you use at your own risk.
I am not a lawyer and I believe the DMCA to be flawed legislation like
much that oozes out of the US Congress which I consider to be corrupt,
so you can guess what I just did. :-)