Samba & DMCA
davecb at canada.sun.com
Thu Feb 21 13:25:03 GMT 2002
David Brodbeck wrote:
> The DMCA covers software that provides a copy protection function. There's
> (currently) nothing in SMB that does this.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maksim Yakubenko [mailto:yak at jet.msk.su]
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 9:41 AM
> To: samba-technical at samba.org
> Subject: Re: Samba & DMCA
> > 2) establishing or interpreting portions of
> > the protocol as "anti-circumvention"
> > measures, and
> I don't really understand this. That does this mean?
Legal weaseling, actually.
For example, any access control functionality
is an anti-circumvention measure if it's
used to prevent copying of particular programs.
Therefor putting a chmod +w on the wire via
telnet can be defeat of an anti-circumvention
And yes, the logic really does hold: my wife's
legal-draftsman friends tell jokes about how
ridiculous one can get and still be technically
illegal (ask me about trying to force the
Catholic church to put in condom dispensers some
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