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Re: license question

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> <quote>
> 1) Any use of analog which is illegal under international or local law is
>    forbidden by this licence. Any such action is the sole responsibility of
>    the person committing the action.
>    [Some jurisdictions regulate the collection and processing of
>    data relating to individuals, for example.]
> </quote>

> But the question is: are there cases this copyright would add legal
> obligations that the user doesn't already have?

I think so. Imagine a user who

  1. lives in a country that forbids free speech

  2. nevertheless speaks his mind, and uses this software to do it

  3. escapes the authorities and seeks refuge somewhere in the
     democratic world

  4. gets sued by the analog authors over (2)

Henning Makholm   "Der er ingen der sigter på slottet. D'herrer konger agter
                 at triumfere fra balkonen når de har slået hinanden ihjel."

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