But that's the problem: you don't have such right...
Posted Jun 21, 2011 8:19 UTC (Tue) by khim
In reply to: tivoisation through legal means?
Parent article: FSFE on AVM v. Cybits
but I then have the right to modify any device I have purchased in any way I want, including modifying it to bypass any lockdown the vendor created.
But that's the thing: you don't have such right. Not anymore. Your supposed "right" was quite explicitly outlawed decade ago. That's why GPLv3 was needed: this is patch to account for changes in law. Two decades ago GPLv2 was adequate because your position was acceptable. Today it's not enough.
P.S. I don't see what's the big hoopla is all about. In a world where "market pressures" made it possible to replace OS there are absolutely no problems with GPLv3 anti-Tivoization clauses and in a world where market didn't work (please don't say that "market always work" because it's just not true) it's important and needed.
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