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Re: I don't see a problem.

@Yes Me,

As long as there's copyright law in the real world, there's going to be DRM on-line, so it's better for it to be based on an open standard (and on open source implementations). I think the EFF position is unreasonable. To get rid of DRM, first get rid of copyright law (and good luck with that).

I quite agree.

There's a massive contratiction in the argument put forward by the anti-DRM (and therefore anti-copyright) lobbyists. The GPL relies utterly on the enforeceability of copyright law. The EFF is a strong defender of copyright when it comes to that...

Online distribution of paid, DRM protected media has thus far been fairly lame-brained. Fair Use is a really difficult technological problem to solve. I think that this new extension could (and I acknowledge that it relies utterly on film studios, etc. being actively minded to do this) be used to support a DRM system that enables fair use by educational institutes, etc. If that's what happened, the EFF really, really wouldn't have any leg to stand on at all.

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