Re: mpeg encoder patents, Was: Bug#501190: ITP: moonlight
On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 04:44:40PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Robert Millan <email@example.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"
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."