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Date:	Thu, 01 Feb 2007 15:34:32 -0800
From:	Auke Kok <>
To:	Trent Waddington <>
CC:	Jon Masters <>,
	Jan Engelhardt <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Alexey Dobriyan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Ban module license tag string termination trick

Trent Waddington wrote:
> On 2/2/07, Jon Masters <> wrote:
>> Ok. I totally dig the *idea* here - I mean, this issue has been ongoing
>> for a long time now. But I'd like to see a few comments as to whether we
>> need a technological mechanism here to enforce the obvious. To me, it
>> just seems totally obvious (any legal comment?) that early C string
>> termination is undermining the intent of the MODULE_LICENSE tag.
> I'm not a lawyer, but I can tell you exactly what a lawyer would say:
>   "well, ya know, it's hard to say when it comes to these issues"
> that's the answer to *any* copyright question.  :)

to me it even screams "bypassing or a digital copyright enforcement system". 
that sounds really close to "D.M.C.A. violation" :)

thank goodness I'm not a laywer...

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