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Old 01-02-2006, 04:01 AM   #1
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LXer: The Legend of Linksys (Enforcing FLOSS licenses)


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While I wouldn't use the phrase "evil capitalist", it is important for policy makers and politicians to realize that members of Orwellian double-speak named organizations like the "Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft" (CAAST) are just as (or more) likely to infringe software copyright (and patents) as anyone else. They do not occupy the "moral high ground", any more than Sony-BMG did as they infringed copyright in their XCP "copy protection" software (as well as circumventing the security of computers, and many other immoral acts that they are being taken to court over). [Ed: While the aticle has nothing whatsoever to do with Link-sys, it is nevertheless an interesting article on the two-faced views of some, where copyright is concerned. - dcparris]

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