Re: DRM in debian?
On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 20:52:17 +1100, Darryl Luff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Lee Braiden wrote:
> >On Sunday 06 March 2005 22:34, Pollywog wrote:
> >>It would be nice if some pdf reader for Linux could handle DRM, though.
> >As I understand it, the question isn't whether it can handle files with DRM,
> >but whether it respects DRM "rules" which say that the file shouldn't be
> >printable, etc. while viewing them.
> Isn't DRM only relevant in the US? And Australia which seems to have
> become a US state as far as DRM and software patents are concerned.
> Other countries have no requirement to honour any DRM rules. So wouldn't
> the best solution be to have a version that ignores DRM restrictions in
The EU has similar provisions encoded in law. It isn't implemented yet
in all member states but the legislation is already there, so no this
wouldn't be a solution.