[free-sklyarov] Encryption == shrinkwrap

David Haworth david.haworth at altavista.net
Sun Aug 5 22:57:34 PDT 2001

On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 08:02:00PM -0400, Xcott Craver wrote:
> 	I think the first counter-argument that springs to mind is
> 	that merely removing CD shrinkwrap has the same effect, of
> 	stripping away protections to get a "free and clear," pirateable
> 	copy.  Thus merely creating an opportunity doesn't mean much.

Brilliant! The analogy's perfect. You have to remove the shrinkwrap
to play the CD - but the manufacturers want to sell you special
shrinkwrap removers and bought legislation to outlaw any other kind.

David Haworth
Baiersdorf, Germany
david.haworth at altavista.net

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