[oclug] Semi-[OT]: Source code ethical dilemma
andycivil at hotpop.com
Tue Sep 20 15:41:09 EDT 2005
Jon Earle wrote:
> I wonder though, does Canada have a law on the books criminalizing the
> breaking of encryption (not broadcast encryption ala DBS systems) techniques
> as used in files, etc? Obviously our neighbours to the south do in their
> DMCA, but do we have an equivalent law here?
Unfortunately, I don't think it matters. Much as we don't like it, the
"giveaway" licence was concealed, enclosed, private. It's just not
relevant - it was not published. It wouldn't be "admissable evidence"
since it was obtained by cracking, no matter if it was just the same old
zipcrk that everyone uses. The OP will have to contact the author and
hope that he or she appreciates the effort.
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