Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 625603
Review Request: libaacs - Open implementation of AACS specification
Last modified: 2010-10-13 16:34:33 EDT
Spec URL: http://www.bachelot.org/fedora/SPECS/libaacs.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.bachelot.org/fedora/SRPMS/libaacs-0.1-0.1.20100817.fc13.src.rpm
This library is an open implementation of the AACS specification.
This library can be dlopen'ed by libbluray if present and allows decryption of AACS protected bluray disc. The keys are NOT provided. As this is probably a controversial matter, I added a blocker on FE-LEGAL.
I'm not sure how we could ever permit this in Fedora, it has the same issues that decss does.
Hi Legal team, any update on this ?
Not yet. When I get back in the US, I'll talk to Red Hat Legal.
Thanks for the update, Spot.
Hi Spot, Legal team,
Just a gentle reminder, is there any update on this ? I know you're all very busy, but this bug is stalled for almost 2 months now.
As expected, Red Hat Legal says no.
I'll find somewhere else to host this package. Thanks for checking Spot.
Shouldn't this bug be Closed/Can't fix now ?
Also, what about libbluray ? This one should be ok for Fedora.
I'm curious if a reason was given for the rejection. AFAIK this does NOT have the same issues as decss; that was claimed as a trade secret, while AACS is a published spec, using encryption that is already in Fedora (AES). The library doesn't include any keys, nor does it do anything like the decss library (brute forces keys).
Unfortunately, you have a slightly better chance of winning the Powerball Lottery than you do of getting Red Hat Legal to elaborate here.
Apologies in advance. I'm closing this one out, so no one gets their hopes up.