DeCSS is not like guns at all, that is a bad example. Sure guns kill people, but they also have the potential to protect. Talking over with a friend about the gun situation in Australia, they now have increased crime after having their gun rights taken away. People are not as scared to rob, steal, kill, others, due to the fact: "Guns are illegal!" They cannot outlaw other weapons such as knives, a common kitchen tool. DeCSS is just another tool to bypass what our loving corporations protect - another word for protect is DENY, but protect sounds better (fools fall for this all the time). It is a better analogy to compare the DVD technology to VHS 'protection' instead. The simple fact is: If you do not buy it, then corporations do not make money. This is both bad and good, depending on which $ide a person is willing to look at more.