Bad, bad DRM
Posted Sep 26, 2006 2:34 UTC (Tue) by drag
In reply to: Bad, bad DRM
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
The DMCA doesn't cover intent.
If I was to sell preflashed BIOS to users who wish to modify their Linux kernel on the TiVO it would put me in jail just as fast as if I sold it intending to allow users to steal content.
It does not matter. Just for the fact that it CAN be used to steal content is what matters.
Anyways what TiVO is doing now is technically illegal according to the GPLv2. It's implied. You guys just aren't going to call them on it, just like you not going to stop people from distributing closed source binarie in their Linux modules. It's up to you.
You can do what you want. I still love your software and appreciate what you guys are doing.
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