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CNET News: Torvalds Says DRM Isn't Necessarily Bad

Feb 03, 2006, 21:15 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Provisions against digital rights management in a draft update to the General Public License could undermine computer security, Linus Torvalds said this week in e-mails reflecting the Linux leader's pragmatic philosophy.

"'I think a lot of people may find that the GPLv3 'anti-DRM' measures aren't all that wonderful after all,' Torvalds said in a posting Wednesday to the Linux kernel mailing list. 'Digital signatures and cryptography aren't just 'bad DRM.' They very much are 'good security' too...'"

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