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   Re: [xml-dev] in passing, on the topic of control [Re: [xml-dev] What is

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james anderson wrote,
> in the context of a discussion of open-source license forms and their
> limits, i read through the german copyright law, and observe that its
> provisions render encoding-based controls unenforcible:

I believe that reverse-engineering for the purposes of interoperability 
is permitted throughout the EU, not just in Germany. Unfortunately 
these provisions are quite likely to come into headlong collision with 
the proposed European Copyright Directive (more or less a clone of the 
DMCA). See,





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