Samba & DMCA

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Thu Feb 21 04:58:04 GMT 2002

On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Maksim Yakubenko wrote:

> As of February 19, 2002 
> open-source project at
> was shut down by Blizzard Entertainment.
> (bnetd - open source realization of BattleNet protocol)
> Citation from
> "This is due to 17 USC Section 512(c)(1)(C) (AKA DMCA, 
> supposedly required to be passed by WIPO treaties). 
> Blizzard claims bnetd is in violation of 17 USC Section 
> 1201(b), though we do not agree with their interpretation."
> This is terribly bad.
> I'm asking: will the Samba project be next ?

I hope never will. Anyway, so far, even if it had happened it would not
have been possible to enforce outside US (e.g. in Europe with its current 
state of law).

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|*BSD, GNU/Linux and Samba                                  /

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