RE: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Petrisor Marian wrote:
PM>What about a backup copy that you do for yourself, and for
PM>various reasons you encrypt it?
>> According FDL, "You may not use technical measures to
>>obstruct or control the reading or further copying of the _copies_
>>_you_ _make_ _or_ _distribute_". You has no obligations regarding
>>you own copy of document. You only cannot distribute document and
>>limit access to it in the same time.
The same as for the backup of any other content: from
proprietary program to temporary files for which you do not have
explicit licences just because they are temporary files, for example
If you practise to made backups - then you have some legal
basis to do so.
If you happens to live in the country where that legal basis
not exists .... well, that is certainly NOT a problem of licence.
Public licences can not and shall not be a universal cure for any
legal stupidity exists or may be invented in the world. Or, you
should be coherent and call non-free any licence which not provide
effective counter-measure for DMCA, UCITA, PATRIOT Act, EU Copyright
directives, TRIPS and so on. In other words, ALL licences.