[cc-licenses] 912 emails about DRM
osm at inbox.org
Fri Apr 20 17:00:46 EDT 2012
On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
> Essentially, if we don't object to DRM we shouldn't object to copyright,
> as they are both legal restrictions on our ability to use a work *to the
> extent that we would otherwise be able to*. This is not a coherent
> position for ShareAlike.
First of all, surely one can support ShareAlike without objecting to copyright.
Secondly, DRM is not a legal restriction. DRM is a technical
restriction. Yes, there are laws which govern circumvention of DRM,
but those laws are not the DRM itself.
Finally, CC-BY-SA deals with copyright laws by granting permission to
engage in the activities which are restricted by copyright laws. Why
shouldn't CC-BY-SA deal with DRM laws by granting permission to engage
in the activities which are restricted by DRM laws?
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