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    SubjectRe: GPL Violation?
    On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 00:45 +0100, Ian Stirling wrote:
    > With the appropriate disclaimers on the box, it cannot function
    > incorrectly, as you will know that the thumb-print reader won't

    Providing that a judge doesn't rule otherwise in court based on local
    laws. And judges rule (most of the time) also based on common sense
    (e.g. if you buy a copy-protected music CD/DVD and you cannot play it on
    an ordinary CD/DVD player, the CD/DVD is "broken" and must be replaced
    by the shop where you bought it or you get your money back returning the
    defective CD/DVD).
    And yes, there are (lots of other) issues you can't legally remove with
    any disclaimer (at least in .at - and probably more continental European

    > work if you upgrade the kernel, and if you intend to do so,
    > you don't buy.

    If you tamper with the product "as you like" (read: in unintended ways,
    not through officially available interfaces, etc.), there are IMHO
    (in .at) no disclaimers necessary - the producer has no responsibility
    any more from the moment you start tampering.

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