Vsound is no more (the DMCA strikes again)

Simon Roby shamblrd at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 28 10:30:45 PST 2002

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Conrad Newton" <conrad.newton at broadpark.no>
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Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 1:06 PM
Subject: Fwd: Vsound is no more (the DMCA strikes again)

> ----- Forwarded message from Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd at zip.com.au> -----
> From: Erik de Castro Lopo <erikd at zip.com.au>
> To: <drpritch at cs.ubc.ca>, <lance at augustmail.com>,
> <bjackson at ipro.net>, mcompengr at earthlink.net,
> <ux7j at rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>, <bhepple at freeshell.org>,
> <dudek at abatonix.dyn.dhs.org>
> Cc: <E.H.Beekman at amc.uva.nl>, <ewisotsky at surfnetusa.com>,
> <mail at kaiwurm.de>, <serge at tux.org>, <conrad.newton at broadpark.no>,
> <prestonc at crawfordsolutions.com>
> Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 16:09:49 +1100
> Subject: Vsound is no more
> Hi all,
> It is with regret that I have to inform you that I will not longer be 
> maintaining Vsound.
> From the web page ( http://www.zip.com.au/~erikd/vsound/ )
>     October 27th, 2002
>     Although I have maintained vsound for nearly three years, I can no 
>     longer do so, nor can I continue to make it available from this web 
>     site.
>     I live in Australia which has a law (Digital Agenda Bill 2000) which 
>     is similar to the DCMA in the US in that it makes the distribution 
>     of a devices for circumventing copyright protection illegal. I have 
>     neither the time, money or inclination to make myself a possible 
>     target for such legal action by companies with endless legal and 
>     financial resources.
>     However, vsound is probaly available from other web sites. If you 
>     want a copy, you should search the web. Do not email me as I cannot 
>     and will not provide you with a copy. 
> I will however continue working on other Linux audio software such as 
> libsndfile and Secret Rabbit Code.
> Erik
> -- 
> +-----------------------------------------------------------+
>   Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam at mega-nerd.com (Yes it's valid)
> +-----------------------------------------------------------+
> The Earth is around 70% water. Fish rule the seas.
> Humans are over 90% water. It's only a matter of time.
> ----- End forwarded message -----

Pardon my ignorance, but what is Vsound?
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