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Re: CA certificates

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> I've digged a bit more, and VeriSign actually has a license governing
> the *use* of their certificates (including the root and intermediate
> certificates):

>   <https://www.verisign.com/repository/rpa.html>

> The license seems to violate DFSG §6.  It also fails the Desert Island
> test.

There's an interesting question.  Is a public key copyrightable?  In other
words, does VeriSign have any legal grounds to restrict use of their
public keys at all?

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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