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Re: What DMCA stands for

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: What DMCA stands for
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 16:03:48 +0100

Qui, 2006-10-05 às 10:51 +0200, David Kastrup escreveu:
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <> writes:
> > Qua, 2006-10-04 às 23:23 +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt escreveu:
> >>    I'm surprised that people haven't found a neat re-read of "DMCA" as
> >>    they have of "DRM" (at least I haven't seen any yet).  I'm not
> >>    particularly good at it, but I'll throw a suggestion: "Digital
> >>    Media Control Act".
> >> 
> >> What a lovley idea! Now that you mention it, I'm also supprised
> >> that nobody has done it.  Here is my suggestion: "Digital Media
> >> Censorship Act".  We should also figure out something for the EUCD,
> >> maybe: EU Copyright Deception.
> >
> > EU Censorship Directive
> What does it have to do with "censorship"?  The point was not to
> replace one misleading name with a more misleading one.

Can it forbid some people from writing/publishing Free Software? Yes.
Is it government granted? Yes.

Looks like censorship to me.


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