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Re:No, you can't modify and redistribute the code

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 04, 2006 03:27 AM
Actually, Linus is right. The GPLv2 still states that the source code must be made available to anyone who gets a non-source version of the program. So the DMCA won't prevent you from getting access to distributable representations of programs. Linus is correct when he says that you'll still be able to run programs that have been signed (or something) with DRM on non-DRM machines.

The DMCA WILL, however, interfere with your use of other kinds of content that aren't licensed under the GPL but are distributed using DRM. It could prevent you from listening to music distibuted using DRM on non-DRM machines, since the music probably won't be licensed under something like the GPL.

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