[MPlayer-users] Illegal binaries...
klossa at stud-mailer.uni-marburg.de
Thu Nov 8 10:20:25 CET 2001
> > > you mean binary packages would be illegal? sounds good ;)
> > Binary packages doesn't contain speech (like comments, strings, etc...).
> > As such, their freedom isn't covered by the freedom of speech. Violating
> > the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, a binary would be illegal.
> it has been argued that binary is just another form of source - just as
> source is a recipe that has to be used with a compiler, the binary is a
> recipe that has to be used with hardware :)
That's true enough, but the judge decided upon the source of the DeCSS
utiltiy to be covered by the freedom of speech. I guess 0x64,0x24,0xFA,... is
not speech in the meaning of the law, anyway.
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