Commit 61dc20ed authored by Jean-Baptiste Kempf's avatar Jean-Baptiste Kempf

Update legal page

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<p>VideoLAN is an organization based in <b>France</b>.<br />Therefore, most of the following page is redacted in French and refers to French law, which is the only one to be applicable to VideoLAN.</p>
<p>To help you, some parts are translated in English. However, if in any way, the French and English
section show some conflict, the French section will prevail.</p>
section show some conflict, the French section <b>will prevail</b>.</p>
<h2>What are the usage restrictions for VideoLAN software?</h2>
<p><b>Short answer: there are none</b>.</p>
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to spread, distribute, advertise or sell software or hardware if the license is NOT
<a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/alphabetical">open-source</a> (OSI meaning).</p>
<h2>Are libdvdcss and libaacs legal ?</h2>
<h2>Are libdvdcss and libaacs legal?</h2>
<h3>libdvdcss</h3>
<p>libdvdcss is a library that can find and guess keys from a DVD in order to decrypt it.<br />
This method is <b>authorized</b> by a French law decision <a href="http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichJuriAdmin.do?oldAction=rechJuriAdmin&idTexte=CETATEXT000019216315&fastReqId=1851277972&fastPos=1">CE 10e et 9e sous­sect., 16 juillet 2008, n° 301843</a> on interoperability.</p>
<p><b>NB:</b> In the USA, you should check out <a href="http://www.copyright.gov/1201/">the US Copyright Office decision</a>
that allows circumvention in some cases.<br />VideoLAN is <b>NOT</b> a US-based organization and is therefore <b>outside US juridiction</b>.</p>
that allows circumvention in some cases.<br />VideoLAN is <b>NOT</b> a US-based organization and is therefore <b>outside US jurisdiction</b>.</p>
<h3>libaacs</h3>
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<p>Neither French law nor European conventions recognize software as patentable (see French section below).<br />
Therefore, software patents licenses do not apply on VideoLAN software.</p>
<p><b>NB:</b>libaacs is not shipped in VLC.</p>
<h1>Informations légales</h1>
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