The Free World
October 16, 2002 7:32 AM   Subscribe

The Free World is a resource for hosting all kinds of useful information: security information, cryptographic research, programs for the manipulation of patented or reverse engineered data formats (never mind that only processes can be patented and data format patents aren't legal in the first place) and possibly reverse engineering tools. One problem though. If you are a citizen of the USA, or under the jurisdiction of the USA, the license forbids you access. Why? The DCMA.
posted by salmacis (3 comments total)

 
Pathetic. They lost me after quoting from Martin Niemoller. Are they comparing DCMA to the Nazis?
As a geek-world publicity stunt, it's unimpressive (has nothing yet in their archive beyond the same old CSS and DRM stuff).
posted by bokononito at 8:27 AM on October 16, 2002


This just got a lot more interesting. "Red Hat has struck a small blow against the DMCA, by publishing a security
patch which can only be explained fully to people who are not within US jurisdiction."
posted by coolgeek at 1:04 PM on October 16, 2002


They kind of lost me after quoting Martin Nemoller, but only for mis-quoting him.
posted by vbfg at 3:56 AM on October 17, 2002


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