Re: mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight
On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 03:44:47PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> It has been already suggested to resurrect the non-us archive for such
> cases, but this is not even necessary, since it is not a problem for us
> to distribute such software from the US.
> At the very least, we could distribute them in a specific "patented"
> section, with rules similar to non-free, and that we’d only mirror in
> countries where it is not a problem.
While we are at it, would be nice to have a section for DMCA-impaired software
such as libdvdcss.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."