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Re: mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight

On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 04:44:40PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> writes:
> >> 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.
> How about this:
>  - introduce a new section 'patented'

But software patents cover algorithms contained in programs, not the
packages themselves.   How about the more descriptive "patent-encumbered"

Robert Millan

  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."

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