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FSF gegen ACTA

Die Free Software Foundation hat jetzt auch gegen das geplante Anti-Piraterie-Abkommens ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) eine Stellungnahme veröffentlicht: ACTA threatens free software.


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1. It makes it more difficult to distribute free software: Without file sharing and P2P technologies like BitTorrent, distributing large amounts of free software becomes much harder, and more expensive. BitTorrent is a grassroots protocol that allows everyone to contribute to legally distributing free software.
2. It will make it harder for users of free operating systems to play media: Consumers will no longer be able to buy media without DRM — and DRMed media cannot be played with free software.
3. It increases the chances of getting your devices taken away: Portable media players that support free formats are less common than devices which support DRM, such as the iPod. Will this make them suspicious to border guards?
4. It creates a culture of surveillance and suspicion, in which the freedom that is required to produce free software is seen as dangerous and threatening rather than creative, innovative, and exciting.

Weitersagen und Unterstützen. Danke!
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