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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

* Nathanael Nerode:

> Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Henning Makholm:
>>>> Is it acceptable to ignore obnoxious but unenforceable license terms
>>>> when evaluating licenses for DFSG compliance?
>>> Yes, if the license does not legally apply to any copyrightable
>>> material that Debian distributes (or considers distributing).
>> The problem here is that we have no workable definition of
>> "copyrightable".  
> Well, that sucks.  Unfortunately, there's really no way around it, since
> copyright is determined by law.  Contact your legislator.

Debian could view something as copyrightable as soon as the author
claims copyright on it.  I don't think Debian should work around the
authors licensing decisions by invoking general law.

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