were it not for the fact that CopyBot was free software.
Posted Dec 16, 2006 14:26 UTC (Sat) by drag
In reply to: were it not for the fact that CopyBot was free software.
Parent article: Second Life and Open Source
No, not realy.
Thousands of people can just as easily use the binaries he produced, either way it's just as simple for 99.995% of people that would end up using it.
It's why DMCA/DRM is pointless for protecting copyrighted data. Only one person needs to know how to break the data protections, then everybody else can have a copy of the data since it's possible to replicate digital data infinately.
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