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SubjectGPL == DMCA [Re: People, not GPL [was: Re: Driver Model]]

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Erik Andersen wrote:

> On Fri Sep 12, 2003 at 04:58:03PM -0400, Timothy Miller wrote:
> >
> >
> > David Schwartz wrote:
> >
> > > However, some people seem to be arguing that the GPL_ONLY symbols
> > > are in
> > >fact a license enforcement technique. If that's true, then when they
> > >distribute their code, they are putting additional restrictions not in the
> > >GPL on it. That is a GPL violation.
> >
> > Agreed. GPL_ONLY is not a license restriction. It is a technical issue.
> I'll go even farther, and say that one might call the GPL_ONLY
> symbols an "effective technological measure" that "effectively
> controls access to a work" and "effectively protects a right of a
> copyright owner ... in the ordinary course of its operation....".
> Bypassing GPL_ONLY symbols, as recently advocated by David
> Schwartz and Andre Hedrick, could be considered circumvention of
> an effective technological measure. Remember Dmitry Sklyarov,
> -Erik


Dmitry Sklyarov was put in jail for DMCA.

Erik Anderson joins The Village People to sing "D M C A".

So "The Great 'Erik Anderson'" now threatens former opensource developer
with baiting tactics of GPL == DMCA. This is beautiful.

Richard, I know you will enjoy this one. People are thinking of
enforcing GPL via DMCA. Basically killing the idea that people have the
freedom of choice when it comes to software. Maybe Eben Moglen would like
to comment on this twisted idea of Mr. Erik Anderson.

I really don't care but this is to funny to pass up such a threat in a
public forum.


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

PS mental note, it takes two idiots to have a flame war, when am I going
quit being the second idiot, sigh.

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