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SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:54:07 +0100, Bernd Petrovitsch said:
> On Thu, 2006-01-26 at 22:10 -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> > 17 USC 1201(a)(1)(A) says:
> >
> > (A) No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively
> ^^^^^^^^^^
> > controls access to a work protected under this title. The prohibition conta
ined
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Actually there is similar wording here (but of course in German) used
> for the similar purpose. The problem with this kind of law is IMHO:
> -) "effectively controls access": If I (or someone else) can circumvent
> it, it is obviously not "effective".

As Skylarov found out when he got into a pissing match with Adobe, ROT-13
qualifies as an "effective access control" as far as the law is concerned.
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