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SubjectRe: Abolishing the DMCA (was GPL only modules)
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 01:09:06PM -0800, Michael ODonald wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > DMCA is bad because it puts technical limits over
> > the rights expressly granted by copyright law.
>
> The best ways to get rich corporations on our side in fighting the
> DMCA is to use the DMCA to hurt their profits. Companies that rely on
> binary drivers would have several options:
>
> 1) Lobby politicians to repeal the DMCA, thereby allowing the
> companies to *internally* circumvent Linux’s GPL-only
> pseudo-restriction all they want by simply changing the source code.
>
> 2) Release the binary drivers as open source or use their economic
> clout to pressure the makers of the binary drivers.
>
> 3) Use FOSS-friendly hardware.
>
> I’m sorry, but there’s currently no economic push for repealing the
> DMCA; the only people trying to abolish it are idealists who are
> easily out-bought by the media cartel. This is our only chance to put
> some corporate money muscle behind the otherwise doomed anti-DMCA
> movement.

4) make no effort to support Linux

You're not the center of the world, never forget it !

Willy

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