Subject: Re: DRM-incompatible licenses
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 01:09:53 +0900

>>>>> "Bernard" == Bernard Lang <> writes:

    >> Why would it be compulsory?

    Bernard> if the law says that you have to have DRM to access music
    Bernard> ...  what then

    Bernard> You decide that music will only be available on Windows
    Bernard> and Macs ?

I don't like either DRM or anti-DRM copyright licenses, but this
scenario is too unrealistic.  The draft GPLv3 only restricts use of
the GPLv3 program as DRM; it doesn't prevent you from "merely
aggregating" a proprietary or GPLv2 DRM media player with a GPLv3
GNU/Linux system.

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