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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

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