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Re: [dvd-discuss] How many bits is a technical protection measure?
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] How many bits is a technical protection measure?
- From: Scott A Crosby <crosby(at)qwes.math.cmu.edu>
- Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 18:48:04 -0400 (EDT)
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On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Scott A Crosby wrote:
> So, a lounge-rat here wrote a program that would reset those flags to
> allow him to mark his fonts as embeddable.. He has recieved a DMCA
> takedown letter (which is on its way to ChillingEffects.org) from a font
> house ordering him to remove the program.
Now the dialog is up at:
(For me, its blank, so I had to 'view source' to read it.)
Wow.. That makes interesting reading. His program has been in
existance for over 5 *years*... Now, they're claiming, retractively,
that its illegal under the DMCA.
Very very interesting.
Chilling effects! If this actually goes past C&D letters, it would be an
even stronger exlempar of why no one can ever write any program that
might, at some time (even years) in the future be used for 'circumvention
of a copyright protection measure'... Which probably includes almost all
programs ever written.