I run Linux on my computer. There’s no product I can buy that’s licensed to watch [DVDs]. If I go to Blockbuster and rent a movie and watch it, am I a bad person? Is that bad?
No, you’re not a bad person. But you don’t have any right.
But I rented the movie. Why should it be illegal?
Well then, you have to get a machine that’s licensed to show it.
Here’s one of these machines; it’s just not licensed.
[Winstein shows Valenti his six-line “qrpff
” DVD descrambler.]
If you type that in, it’ll let you watch movies.
You designed this?
, here's an interview Jack Valenti
did with an MIT