Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:03 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "With the recent release of the second draft of the GNU General Public License version 3, digital rights management is back in the news. The new draft may raise concerns about the rewording of section 3 of the license, which deals with DRM. The Free Software Foundation dislikes the term "digital rights management" and instead choose to call it digital "restrictions" management. But many people don't understand the implications of DRM on free software like Linux."
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by Dima on Wed 9th Aug 2006 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE"
Dima
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2006-04-06

If I want to digitally restrict my data, because I have genuine requirements to do, I should be allowed to do so.

Ok, so you want to restrict your data. But my OS should do what is in my best interest, not yours. So modifying your data may be illegal, morally wrong, whatever - but it is my decision. And the OS has to respect it. Otherwise, I can look for another OS.

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