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Re: Chromium and Google API keys



On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Ben Finney wrote:

> The question I'm raising is whether copyright reserves the actions
> Google asserts; or, more precisely, whether Google could effectively
> limit a Debian recipient's DFSG freedoms by asserting putative copyright
> in these works.
>
> They could attempt to enforce copyright against any party redistributing
> the work, claiming that party has no license to redistribute if they
> didn't comply with the terms of the license.
>
> While I hope Paul is correct in saying these works are not subject to
> copyright restriction, I suspect there may be a significant set of
> jurisdictions where copyright does restrict these works. Google could
> make these works effectively non-free by attempting to enforce copyright
> restrictions.

I wonder if the DMCA (aka why we don't ship libdvdcss) could be used
by Google to block distribution of Debian's distribution of these
keys?

-- 
bye,
pabs

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