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Re: debian-multimedia.org considered harmful

Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> writes:

> On 03/17/2012 06:11 AM, Romain Beauxis wrote:
>> 2012/3/11 Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
>>> The problem is: decss is illegal in very much more than just the US.
>>> This is a very different situation.
>> Orly? Do you know of any law and/or court case backing this assertion?
>> Romain
> There is a DMCA in both US and UK (at least)...

The EU has a directive that requires member countries to implement at
least some parts of the DMCA. For example Finland opted to implement the
full thing, and people have actually gotten convictions for using decss
(so far only people who turned themselves in as a protest, however).

The US has a lot of power and desire to push their agenda through in
other countries, which tends to mean that a legal problems in the US
will easily spread to a lot of places. The ACTA and TPPA things are
"nice" examples (they include the DMCA and worse).

Arto Jantunen

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