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SubjectRe: Linux GPL and binary module exception clause?
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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> 17 USC 1201 (a)(1)(A) says:
>
> "No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls
> access to a work protected under this title. The prohibition contained in the
> preceding sentence shall take effect at the end of the 2-year period beginning
> on the date of the enactment of this chapter."

What about section 1201(f)(2) :

Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a)(2) and (b), a person
may develop and employ technological means to circumvent a technological
measure, or to circumvent protection afforded by a technological measure
... for the purpose of enabling interoperability of an independently
created computer program with other programs, if such means are necessary
to achieve such interoperability, to the extent that doing so does not
constitute infringement under this title.

Read more on this case analysis
http://research.yale.edu/lawmeme/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=149

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