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Re: Is the RAR archiver freely distributable?

>> >> > If so I will consider whether to write a cracker or key generator for
>> >> > RAR and upload it to unstable!
>> >>
>> >> Do you really belive that *this* is acceptable?  This kind of
>> >> software (‘cracks’ at least) is illegal in many jurisdictions.
>> >
>> > Key recovery tools for weakly encrypted archive formats have been
>> > common for decades.  There are probably some in Debian already.
>> Are ‘key recovery tools’ illegal somewhere?  Tools for circumventing
>> digital restristions measures definitely are.
> If you use them on files you legally own, they are legal. They will be
> illegal for cracking content for which you should not have access.

State of affairs in what jurisdiction are you describing?  If you try to convince that Debian may safely ignore laws of the states where the situation is opposite, why does not it distribute, for instance, libdvdcss2 then?

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