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Re: GPL & Anti-DRM Clause

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL & Anti-DRM Clause
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 12:15:07 -0600
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Rui writes:
> Since Digital Restrictions Management doesn't affect only generic
> computers but also the access to works (which can be revoked), I disagree
> and maintain my generic view that DRM is theft.

I wrote: 
> DRM backed up by law is abusive, but DRM alone is a private matter.

Rui writes:
> The law only protect circunvention.

You mean the law _forbids_ circumvention.  The law is wrong.

> But suppose circunvention wasn't technically feasible...

Don't buy it if you don't like it.

> Regardless of law, DRM is theft.

Is not publishing at all theft?

> If there sould be a law, it should forbid DRM.

There should be fewer laws of all sorts.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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