[cc-licenses] license draft usage scenario questions
rob at robmyers.org
Sun Oct 29 07:11:28 EST 2006
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> I don't think common sense suggests audio players that are TPM-only
> and the user of the device cannot apply TPM.
IIRC the current wording of the 3.0 licence appears to allow personal
addition of DRM. As with the GPL 3 drafts, it is distribution that is
Mia raises the issue of who is actually allowed to add DRM in the
responses to the comments on the draft though.
The ability to add DRM is largely irrelevant because none of the devices
we have discussed are TPM-only. You can get Linux on your iPod and your
PS3, and your PSP and unadulterated iPod will play non-DRM media. We
cannot therefore plead for DRM in the name of users of these systems.
For the Garmin example, there are other GPS systems available and these
would be a better choice if Garmin went DRM (they have not, and their
support of open formats is a selling point). Garmin also have a
developer community who could do what the iPodLinux and Rockbox projects
have done for the iPod: make a free replacement for the proprietary
system software that can handle free formats. And the 3.0 draft would
not prevent you adding DRM yourself if Garmin allowed.
So none of this requires support for DRM. The Draft 3.0 license without
the dual distribution clause has more than enough support for DRM, more
support than anyone actually needs.
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