1/19/2006

New open-source license targets DRM

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:07 pm

The new version of the most widely used open-source license takes a “highly aggressive” stance against the digital rights management software that’s widely favored in the entertainment industry, said Eben Moglen, general counsel for the Free Software Foundation.

At a two-day event here to launch the General Public License version 3, which governs use of countless free and open-source programs, Moglen said the license includes anti-DRM provisions that could put it in conflict with movie studios and even digital video recorder maker TiVo.

The draft states that GPL software cannot use “digital restrictions” on copyright material unless users can control them.

Source: ZDNet

 

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