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No, you can't modify and redistribute the code

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 04, 2006 12:36 AM
One point that seems to surprisingly escape Linus Torvalds is that legislation prohibiting the circumvention of technical protection measures also prohibit the distribution of anything that can be used to circumvent or amount to it. This his argument that you can still get and modify the source code to run it on other machines is deeply flawed (in particular when analyzed in the context of "modern" DRMs).

This does not mean that GPLv3 DRM clauses are presently drafted in the clearest or adapted way, but at least we should discuss them in the proper frame.


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