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[SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [Gnash-dev] EFF: Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: [Gnash-dev] EFF: Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:02:33 +0100
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On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 02:22:39PM +0100, Markus Gothe wrote:
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> Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > Unfortunately, in France, a law has been accepted (DADVSI) which
> > may forbid reverse engineering, or publication of the source of a
> > program that implements a DRM. The way this law will be applied and
> > applicable is still far for clear, though.
> France has always been kinda weird when it comes to these things, like it
> is *ILLEGAL* to encrypt data for private citizen. Except such madness
> I like France, especially Palais du Luxembourg en Paris.

This has changed recently. It was in fact legal but with very short keys. 
Now long keys can also be used, though maybe there is a theoretical need
to register crypto software nobody does it, including university, state,

But this was linked with military monopoly on crypto, and with state
monopolies and the like, DADVSI is very different, it was pushed by 
universal and it is mostly against piracy. 

This is getting off topic, but the french exceptions linked with
a powerful centralized state are vanishing very rapidly these days.
Technocrates and centralized state agencies have almost lost all of
their powers.


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