Originally Posted by pdurrant
I'll have to suggest to the other moderators that this be removed. This is clearly a DRM-circumvention device, and illegal under the terms of the DMCA.
(I'm joking. I think.)
I know you said that you are joking but...
Actually, DRM-circumvention is NOT illegal under DMCA. It is the breaking/unencrypting of the DRM that is illegal.
Using DeCSS to decrypt a CSS-encrypted DVD = illegal (according to DMCA)
Using a DVD player connected to the input port of a video capture card to make a copy = not illegal.
This DIY project is analogous to the 2nd scenario.