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NewsForge: Stallman, Torvalds, Moglen Share Views on DRM and GPLv3

Aug 10, 2006, 18:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shashank Sharma)

"With the recent release of the second draft of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3), digital rights management (DRM) is back in the news. The new draft may raise concerns about the rewording of section 3 of the license, which deals with DRM. The Free Software Foundation dislikes the term 'digital rights management' and instead choose to call it digital 'restrictions' management. But many people don't understand the implications of DRM on free software like Linux.

"To understand why FSF thinks of DRM as restricting users' freedom, one needs to understand the meaning of copyleft and the essence of the GPL..."

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