And another Ubuntu convert!

Gilles Gravier gilles at
Sun Jan 25 17:38:43 UTC 2009


Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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 
> restrictive.
And still doesn't apply in France... nor anywhere ELSE than in the USA,
as far as I understand US law.


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