Avr 5, 2002
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The Anti-Copyright Crusader

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As acts of defiance go, what Russell McOrmond did was by all appearances mundane — seemingly no different from what thousands of Canadians do at their home computers.

McOrmond, a 34-year-old Ottawa consultant who specializes in open-source technology, watched a DVD on his computer. Normally that would have been no big deal, except that McOrmond runs a Linux machine, and wanted to play the DVD on an open-source player. Yet under the U.S Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA), playing DVDs on a open-source player is illegal.

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