[linux-elitists] Sklyarov/DMCA for the masses

Bulent Murtezaoglu bm@acm.org
Sat Aug 4 12:27:19 PDT 2001


>>>>> "BM" == Bulent Murtezaoglu <bm@acm.org> writes:
[I'll follow up to my own]
    BM> In case of CSS/e-book, the offensive part is that Alice is
    BM> buying something and the law/seller is treating her
    BM> effectively the same way the gov't is treating Gen. Mallory --
    BM> with the exception that Gen. Mallory can and will try to break
    BM> the encryption w/o breaking US law, Alice the IP-buyer can't.

An interesting oddity that falls out from all this is that former
heads of the KGB can visit the US without being put in jail, but
Sklyarov cannot!  

cheers,

BM





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