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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- FSF: "A Quick Guide to GPLv3"


From: James White
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- FSF: "A Quick Guide to GPLv3"
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 18:48:23 -0500

The most relevant 2 paragraphs, since you apparently weren't even able to
read that far.

Neutralizing Laws That Prohibit Free Software - But Not Forbidding
DRMYou're probably familiar with the Digital Restrictions Management
(DRM) on DVDs and other media. You're probably also familiar with the
laws that make it illegal to write your own tools to bypass those
restrictions, like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the European
Union Copyright Directive. Nobody should be able to stop you from
writing any code that want, and GPLv3 protects this right for you.

It's always possible to use GPLed code to write software that implements
DRM. However, if someone does that with code protected by GPLv3, section
3 says that the system will not count as an effective technological
"protection" measure. This means that if you break the DRM, you'll be
free to distribute your own software that does that, and you won't be
threatened by the DMCA or similar laws.


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"Richard Tobin" <address@hidden> wrote in message
news:address@hidden
> In article <address@hidden>,
> James White <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> >"Nobody should be able to stop you from writing any code that want,
***and
> >GPLv3 protects this right for you***."
> >
> >When were the GPL folks given the right to write and establish what IS
the
> >LAW?
>
> I don't see any mention of "law" in the statement you quote.
>
> Also you might want to check your caps lock key, it seems to be
> operating randomly.
>
> -- Richard
> -- 
> "Consideration shall be given to the need for as many as 32 characters
> in some alphabets" - X3.4, 1963.




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