[cc-licenses] Subject: Re: Version 3.0 - List Discussion Responses

Terry Hancock hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Mon Oct 2 13:01:38 EDT 2006

drew Roberts wrote:
>  So what is the problem with parallel distribution if anyone can apply
>  the DRM? But no DRM distribution if only restricted someones can
>  apply the DRM?

Essentially the problem is that it's only DRM precisely because the 
licensor doesn't allow that freedom (i.e. if you do, it's only 
"encryption"; not protected by the DMCA; and not a subject of these 
license terms).

So, indeed, all the platform-owner apparently has to do is say "Okay, my 
DRM isn't a DRM anymore", and everything is sunshine and butterflies (no 
license changes required).

But they're not going to do that, so it's all kind of moot.


Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com

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