[techtalk] UCITA info (was: Free FrameMaker beta for Linux)

Snarfblat coderman at mindspring.com
Tue Feb 29 17:02:25 EST 2000

Kelly Lynn Martin wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Feb 2000 15:32:30 -0600, Snarfblat <coderman at mindspring.com> said:
> >Actually, its the DCMA that prohibits certain reverse engineering.
> DMCA only prohibits the reverse-engineering of a "copyright license
> management system".  Generally, reverse engineering is neither
> permitted nor forbidden by DMCA.

Yes. So now anything that is encrypted for security reasons.  Anything
at all, a book, CD's, DVD's etc.  Are under the exclusive rights of the
copyright holder.  Not just the content, but how, when, and where you
can even view the content.  Which I believe to be a severe infringement
on personal rights.  This isnt about copyright integrity, this is about

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