"And the beat goes on." Viodentia releases
FairUse4WM 1.1; Microsoft
responds with a patch. Viodentia releases FairUse4WM 1.2;
Microsoft files a
lawsuit against the author. Viodentia today releases FairUse4WM
1.3; the ball is once again in Microsoft's court.
In Engadget's recent interview with Viodentia, he
talked about what he thinks FairUse4WM does for the industry as a whole:
How do you think FairUse4WM affects the industry? Do you worry that
cracking PlaysForSure is going to lead to the end of subscription-based
I think FairUse4WM is
a good thing for the industry -- it demonstrates that the entire world doesn't
turn upside down when there's no effective protection on content. I doubt
subscription based services are impacted -- programs exploiting the analog hole
were already widely spamvertised. The value of a subscription is the continuing
access to new titles, which isn't dependent on the protection. I wonder if any
subscription company will publicly admit that FairUse4WM was good for them.
According to Viodentia's posting over at the Doom9 forums, this
latest update provides interoperability with Microsoft 9/23 IBX release.
quote: Section 1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems
(a) Violations Regarding Circumvention of Technological Measures.
- (1)(A) No person shall circumvent a technological measure that
effectively controls access to a work protected under this title.
quote: I'd like to clear up a misconception about the law, and what is/is not legal.
quote: he will likely be extradicted to the US to face charges
quote: or charged in his own country under international law governing this sort of thing. You will find that the above law quoted also applies internationally
quote: You will find that the above law quoted also applies internationally and is recognized in most modern countries.