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Another free but closed app on linux is great. It would be
nice if the news authors could understand the difference.
Hulu Desktop Brings Remote-Controlled Streaming to Linux (Lifehacker)
Posted Oct 11, 2009 8:02 UTC (Sun) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Oct 11, 2009 8:56 UTC (Sun) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
This is very easy to do, of course. The encryption they use is a stripped-
down and made worthless version of SSL that is vulnerable to MiM attacks and
such. Plus the "signature" is created by taking a hash of the file size... It
is all documented online.
So breaking the DRM is easy, but it would automatically be hit with a DMCA
violation for breaking digital copyright protection schemes, or whatever is
the equivalent in Canada or the EU or whatever. (DMCA is really just a
legislation passed to enforce a international treaty if you look at it
Thankyou, USA Government and friends for keeping the world safe for piracy,
but illegal for making compatible software.
Posted Oct 12, 2009 7:16 UTC (Mon) by cmccabe (guest, #60281)
Doesn't this fall under the reverse engineering clause of the DMCA? There is some confusing language in there about "achiev[ing] interoperability of an independently created computer program with other programs."
If not, support could still be added to Gnash / SWFDec in loadable module form. Not everyone lives in the US and Canada.
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