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Re: CA certificates

* Russ Allbery:

> 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?

Does it matter?  Why should we ignore VeriSign's wishes?  They have
far more lawyers than we have. 8-)

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