Utah's anti-spyware law vs GPL
Posted Apr 1, 2004 20:15 UTC (Thu) by cdurst
Parent article: Utah's anti-spyware law
OK, this may be a stupid question, but could this law be a problem for
Sure, the FLOSS community doesn't have many REAL "spyware" threats
(hopefully), but some of our background daemons, might fall under this
Although any of the daemons or applications can be easily removed from
Linux, I doubt that the GPL itself qualifies as the kind of license
agreement required by this bill. And how many Linux end users have ever
clicked-through it anyway? Much less seen any clear report of the
"information to be transmitted."
It sounds to me (a non-lawyer) like this might actually be a problem for
some Free Software as well.
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