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Re: [Drm-elimination-crew] Welcome to the DRM Elimination Crew! Introduc
Re: [Drm-elimination-crew] Welcome to the DRM Elimination Crew! Introductions and an important question
Sun, 26 May 2013 18:52:50 +0100
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On Sunday 26 May 2013 11:52:02 Norbert Bollow wrote:
> > The only way I see is from the legal prespective. Breaking DRM
> > shouldn't be illegal.
> Here in Switzerland we have the rule that breaking DRM is legal if it
> is done for a purpose that is allowed by law.
> Any legal system which doesn't at least have this exception to the
> prohibition of DRM circumvention is IMO in violation of Article 27 of
> the Universial Declaration of Human Rights and Article 15 of the
> International Covenant on Economics, Social and Cultural Rights.
Yeah, unfortunately most countries don't see it the same way... :-( Also, that
might change (your country's law) via EU directive if we don't do some
lobbying on that matter...
Can you please send me a link to Switzerland's law that says that breaking DRM
is legal if it is done for a lawful purpose? That would probably be useful to
give as an example of countries doing what we want Portugal to do...
Also, DBD: it would be most useful to have a comprehensive list of countries
and laws regarding DRM (what can and can't be done in each country).