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Re: Codec Buddy misleading.

2007/11/9, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms 1407 org>:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 07:03:48PM +0100, Mark wrote:
> > And is it illegal to say that "Repository X has the codec you want for
> > free. Click here to read the installation instructions" which than
> > points to a site hosted in the EU with the instructions. i can't
> > imagine that that's illegal in USA.
> Yes it is. Search for DeCSS and the 2600 magazine.
> Rui

Than i'm happy i don't live there.

2007/11/9, David Nielsen <david lovesunix net>:
> fre, 09 11 2007 kl. 19:03 +0100, skrev Mark:
> > Oke imagine one of the following cases:
> We have been over this before please search the archives, every case in
> fact.
> Do you think we enjoy keeping media support from our users when we have
> perfectly good implementations available under OSI approved licenses?
> If there was a legal way to make this work, we would be doing it.
> Pretty please, every 3 months someone posts the exact same 3 ideas you
> did.. they are not new and they have been debated. I'm sorry but please
> understand how frustrating it is to have to repeatedly have this debate.
> - David

I understand it completely... i just wish it wasn't working like this.
kinda limited democracy

2007/11/9, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com>:
> On Nov 9, 2007 9:10 AM, Mark <markg85 gmail com> wrote:
> > You have a point there.
> > Anyway.. i hope you agree that it needs some changes for the next
> > fedora.. or even a update for the existing one.
> I'll meet you in Washington DC to talk to the US congress to change
> the laws so we no longer have to worry about the complexity of
> contributory infringement when we point people to resources outside of
> our direct control. I'm sure if we shake congressional members hard
> enough they will see the illogic of the situation.
> -jef"No one sane will claim that the legal issues associated with
> patents and contributory infringement follow any school of logic
> informed by practicality, common sense or scientific methodology.
> Trying to make sense of the situation in terms of what we can and
> cannot using the logic of an engineer or a scientist simply will not
> work and will only lead to personal despair, confusion, and drug
> abuse. It's too late for me, but you still have a chance to save
> yourself by choosing to focus on other areas that need improvement not
> encumbered by legal issues."spaleta

sooner or later even the USA will change his mind on those patents.
move fedora to The Netherlands (or any EU country) and all problems
are solved. would be a big boost for open source as well.

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