European DMCA

Ruben Leote Mendes ruben at
Mon Jul 30 20:47:14 UTC 2001

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 10:16:03AM +0100, João Miguel Neves wrote:
> > 
> The problem is that, in practive it makes reverse engineering a crime.

The directive doesn't mention anything about reverse engineering, so it should
still be legal. The way I see it you can reverse engineer, for instance,
the Adobe e-book format and write your own program that _creates_ copy
protected e-books (*). What you cannot do is write a program to remove the copy

(*) You could be violating other laws, like patent law, when doing this.

Rúben Leote Mendes - ruben at
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