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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 14:35:49 -0500
  • Message-id: <458ED695.800@xxxxxxxxxx>
Michael S. Dunsavage wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-12-24 at 10:49 -0800, Jay Smith wrote:
>> As for your music, it's the same problem with Ubuntu. In Dapper and
>> Edgy, you
>> have to download extra xine codecs off of their multiverse repository.
>> You can't
>> just get mp3 support out of the box. I think there is something larger
>> than
>> Microsoft and Novell going on with these formats and patents. I don't
>> think it's
>> rational to get mad at Novell over our misfortunes. It's just a Linux
>> thing, not
>> a Novell thing.
> I could be wrong, but I thought this had to do with copyright
> infringement of unlicensed music?
Not all MP3's involve copyright infringement. There are plenty of legal
ones to play. Also as was previously ruled in a court (Betamax case?),
as long as there is legitimate use for a device, it cannot be banned
just because someone might use it illegally.

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