CorruptUser wrote:Unless you signed a contract not to use third party software (or make your own), then this is legal.
As for moral, it's about as amoral as taping a tv show and skipping the commercials.
I'm not a lawyer... but based on the big stink with DeCSS in DVDs (the illegal prime number
). If the file format contains some form of "copyright protection", it is illegal to circumvent the protection in the US. The loophole is as follows: if this "copyright protection" forces you to watch the commercials, it would then be illegal to try to circumvent the protection.
IIRC, this hasn't been tested in court, as the DMCA is still a relatively new law. But the court cases seem to side with the MPAA / stronger copyright.
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