Truly significant events have yet to occur in the DeCSS case, however something DID happen to this page -- it got updated! In addition to burying the deceased links we have mirrored the DeCSS Win32 source code.
Unfortunately it seems that someone is impersonating the MPAA and sending out phony "cease and desist" e-mail notices. We at humpin.org have not recieved one (our e-mail isn't very reliable) however you can tell that the letters are fake because they were not sent from "mpaa.org" and they were sent via e-mail. Now we know that e-mail is not a proper medium for sending any kind of official legal correspondence and you know this (because we just told you) but unfortunately there are a lot of people in the world who don't. So a lot of these people shut their DeCSS mirror sites down all because of some stupid spammer who bought a "Do It Yourself Cease and Desist" kit and thought it would be funny to impersonate the MPAA. What a loser.
In an effort to keep this page focused we have moved all of the "news items" to their own page. News will continue to be posted on the page you're reading now, but only when something truly significant happens.
For the latest news we suggest you visit OpenDVD.org.
Somebody asked us if they could mirror this page -- PLEASE DO! Be sure to report your mirror to this page.
The software (source as well as binaries) offered on this site can be
freely redistributed because it was published under the GNU General Public
License. The purpose of this software is not illegal copying of
DVD disks. It is meant to provide information necessary to be able to
program a DVD player for Linux. To do this, the CSS system needs to be
incorporated in the player. Recently the (very weak) DVD content
scrambling system was deciphered, freeing the way for a Linux DVD player.
The CSS system is not a copy protection system, since it does not
prevent copying of the disk. Writing information about the way an
encryption scheme functions is completely legal. The source code and
binaries on this site are completely legal too, since they contain no code
from the DVD consortium or its members. The sources and programs on this
site were written by third parties using clean-room reverse engineering
methods which are (ready?) completly legal.
We apologize for the length of time between updates.
Much thanks to this site for listing mirrors of the mirror lists.