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eWeek: GPL 3's DRM Provisions Raise Eyebrows

Jan 26, 2006, 18:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The first draft discussion document for the next version of the GNU General Public License has only just been released, but some businesses are already expressing concern about its digital rights management provisions.

"Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation and co-author of the first draft discussion document, said at the launch event on Jan. 16 that DRM 'is a malicious feature and can never be tolerated, as DRM is fundamentally based on activities that cannot be done with free software. That is its goal and it is in direct opposition to ours. But, with the new GPL, we can now prevent our software from being perverted or corrupted,' he said..."

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