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Re: Preparation of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r2 (II)

On Thu, 20 Nov 2003, John Hasler wrote:

> You seem to be saying that fonts are not protected under present Japanese
> law but that font vendors are trying to change that.  How does that
> situation differ from that elsewhere in the world where "intellectual
> property owners" are trying to broaden patent and copyright law?  Are they
> trying to get _retroactive_ protection?  Are they likely to succeed?
> > This complicated situation makes this issue more difficult.
> I don't see why Debian should concern itself with possible future changes
> in Japanese law.

Careful.  Different cultures mean different legal processes and concepts,
some of which will be quite alien to us.


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