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Re: Bug#247802: ITP: libfasttrack-gift -- giFT plugin for the fastrack network

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 10:56:09AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > > > I'm just curious, because it is legal in Poland, but only for
> > > > compatibility reasons, and I guess this situation fits this.
> > > 
> > > That's because Poland is part of the EU now, where it is legal.
> > 
> > No. It was legal also before access to EU.
> Of course it was; Poland wouldn't have been allowed in the EU if they
> didn't implement that in their laws first. Since when has this been
> legal in Poland?

Seems it is legal since 1994. At least that's the time when new
copyright law was introduced.

However I suppose it was legal also before. Just consider what situation
was in Poland (and other communist countries in general) before ~1990.
Then reverse-engineering was the only way to figure out how it is done
in this bad-capitalistic part of the world ;)

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