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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HappyGod
Member since:
2005-10-19

I think that we are getting sidetracked here anyway. Cars, books, paintings etc. are not covered by the GPL.

The point is that the GPL is designed to provide end users with the right to copy and modify anything that uses the license. Whether you or I think that's right or wrong is irrelevant.

It seems to me that DRM as a concept does not fit with this license.

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Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

It seems to me that DRM as a concept does not fit with this license.

Making the license unlikely to be of value in the coming world of pay-per-view entertainment.

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HappyGod Member since:
2005-10-19

You're talking about content, I'm talking about software. They are completely different.

Content is not covered by the GPL, the media player that plays it is.

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