[JDEV] DMCA Community Declaration

eliot landrum eliot at landrum.cx
Wed Jul 25 10:48:56 CDT 2001

I was informed of this page by the Debian project and feel that the 
Jabber community would find interest in this as well:


 From the Debian project:

"As many of you know, a programmer has been arrested for developing a
utility to circumvent copy protection schemes in some of Adobe's
products. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) makes the practice
of developing (not using, but _developing_!) such utilities illegal.

"There is a community declaration regarding the DMCA online which has
already been signed by the Debian Project Leader and SPI president as
well as many other community leaders and members.  This declaration
states the basic problems with the DMCA, and addresses why such a law
should not exist.

"We urge you to go to the web site of the declaration and, if you agree
with the statements regarding the DMCA, to sign it."

Eliot Landrum
eliot at landrum.cx
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