[LINK] Region Locked DVD Drives Illegal?
georgebray at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 18:35:08 EST 2006
The ACCC came back to me and confirmed those views. It's only a legal
issue if the unit is marketed in AUS for a specific purpose and does
not perform as advertised.
I guess I'll be spending a few CPU cycles to rip my foreign DVDs. Or
is that illegal here now thanks to the FTA?
It used to be you could re-burn the ROM in the drive to accept any
region, but alas that doesn't look possible now.
As usual, the media industry's efforts to protect themselves force
their customers to investigate new ways to acquire the content. My
contempt for them is inversely proportional to their trust in me.
cheers - George
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