EU Copyright..

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Sat May 4 23:00:27 UTC 2002

On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 10:53:48PM +0100, Jaime E . Villate wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 11:43:31PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> > > Notice that in item 8 of the GPL is not "the license" who is
> > > discriminating against anyone; it is just a reminder that somebody
> > > else (for instance a paranoid state who thinks comunists are
> > > dangerous criminals) has decided to forbid some individuals to have
> > > equal access to technology. It is not the holder of the copyright
> > > who has decided that.
> > Wrong, please read the section again. A communist is a person, it specifically
> > states a geographical territory, not a group of people.
> You're right, what I meant to say was:
>  "for instance a paranoid state whou thinks that anyone living in
>   a comunist country is a dangerous criminal"
> and of course, this is just a hypothetical example I came up with; any
> resemblance to real cases should be mere coincidence.

There are enough real cases, Irak to name an example.

Jeroen Dekkers
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