Worst Case Scenarios - SPI and Lawsuits

Anthony Towns aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Sat Jan 12 02:14:01 UTC 2002

On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 12:36:43PM -0500, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> Surely this is a prudent policy. But we can't take it too far. Today we're
> omitting sofware DVD players because end users might use them to infringe
> copyright or modify them into "circumvention devices." 

We are doing no such thing. For a start, there's
in main, on ftp-master. What we are doing is refraining from distributing
software that appears to come directly under the provisions for a
circumvention device, without need of any modification at all.


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