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June 06, 2008

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Mark Aufflick

Hi,

Firstly, I'm a computer programmer studying a post-graduate law degree here in Sydney and have enjoyed your blog for some time. My mac is essential to my legal research and studies.

On point, I am surprised this entry has gone without comment. Surely you realise that using Mac the Ripper to de-encrypt the content on your DVD is a violation of the DMCA in the US and similar laws in Australia and any other country which has a recent "Free-Trade" agreement with the US.

There are many views on these laws but it is probably worth warning your readers before you assist them in breaking relevant laws ;)

Mark.

PS: What readers may not know is that after importing DMCA-style laws, most US bilateral trade agreements do not import the concepts of fair use that help constrain the increasing criminalisation attached to copyright.

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