Re: if a package can be used to spread illgeal contect can i sent to debian ?
Jabka Atu wrote:
If the program is DFSG-free, then there's no /legal/ reason it can't be
in Debian. A program is just a tool; yours infringes copyright just as
much and as little as FireFox or Azureus.
i have wrote some small prog that works in the next scrinario:
it cats the file into small pices of 256 byte and then give each one
unike Hash .
each pice is uploaded into some server or (stored localy).
also it genrate a collection file (that in it has all the hashes).
when a person get the collection file he get the peces using their keys
(wget -c server/key)
then using the collection file it recreate the orignal file.
my question is :
can release it to debian ?
You should probably read http://mentors.debian.net/ to find out more
about how packages get into Debian.
how can i be avoide being sued if some one will use it for spreading
Move to a country that doesn't have ridiculous copyright laws. Even the
USA has yet to go after someone who only gives away a file sharer. The
big P2P lawsuits were all aimed at companies who ran advertising
businesses supported by filesharing networks.
will debian allow this type of files being stored on it servers ? (it
will proboably to extream big ) .
IANAFTPMaster, but I feel pretty safe in saying no.
It's not computers that infringe copyright, but humans. Legally, the
partfiles are equivalent to the original file, because they've undergone
only mechanical transformation. This remains the case no matter how many
layers of obfuscation you add. If the original file is not DFSG-free,
then the part files are not either. If the original file infringes
copyright, then obviously Debian won't host it.