And another Ubuntu convert!

Derek Broughton derek at
Sun Jan 25 15:58:06 UTC 2009

Mario Vukelic wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 07:06 +0100, Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> DMCA doesn't apply in France. Only in the USA...
> I have news for you:

> Unlike Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which only
> prohibits circumvention of access control measures, InfoSoc Directive
> also prohibits circumvention of copy protection measures, making it
> potentially more restrictive. 

Potentially.  They're taking different directions.  DMCA sometimes makes it 
illegal for me to play a DVD, which I legally own, on my laptop.  The 
InfoSoc directive does not, aiui.  So DMCA is _also_ potentially more 

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