July 8, 2007

Free Software Foundation Releases GPL v.3

The arguments over anti-DRM provisions in earlier drafts of GPL v.3 led to accusations that the FSF was dictating which software features would be "unworthy" of open source licensing. The new GPL does not disqualify software that contains DRM (or any other) functionality from GPL applicability. But Section 3 of the new license renders anticircumvention law, such as the DMCA in the US and the European Union Copyright Directive, inapplicable to any work covered under the license.

Link: DRM Watch


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