I was fed up with not being able to play a movie the way I wanted to play it.
Anyone with a little computer experience knows that anything can be copied bit-by-bit with the right equipment.
I don't like closed systems.
All over the world copyright holders are trying to limit consumers' rights. We cannot have that.
Companies shouldn't use the law to prevent consumers from doing something legal.
Basically, if reverse engineering is banned, then a lot of the open source community is doomed to fail.
Basically, if I have no intention of using a service then I won't bother reverse-engineering it.
I've probably bought ten CDs in my whole life.
So DeCSS didn't introduce anything new for pirating and had already been available.
I still haven't heard anything from Apple about my hacks. There is a tool based on my work reverse-engineering Apple's FairPlay called jhymn that's been hosted on a U.S. server for over a year and nothing has happened.
I took a job in the U.S. because I wanted to work on products that would get into end users' hands. In Norway, most of the jobs are in server software, niche stuff.
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