[Fsfe-ie] IPRED2 draft 0.3

David O'Callaghan david.ocallaghan at cs.tcd.ie
Fri Aug 26 14:04:54 CEST 2005

Hi Ciaran,

Dé hAoine, 2005-08-26 ag 12:36 +0100, scríobh Ciaran O'Riordan:
> Irish Free Software Organisation would like to point out that giving

I think in the last Press Release we wrote "The Irish Free Software
Organisation" the first time and "IFSO" thereafter.

> rights-holders increased access to the resources of law enforcement
> agencies and introducing harsh punishments for broad categories of
> activity is not only inefficient but also fuels activities that are
> harmful to society.
> The USA has already enacted similar legislation.  Like the software
> patents issue, this provides valuable evidence about what a mistake it
> was.  In the USA, a not-profitable company called SCO has accused IBM
                    an unprofitable
> of violating their copyrights by mixing some SCO-owned software code
> into the kernel of the GNU/Linux operating system.  SCO claims that
> all users of GNU/Linux have to pay licensing fees to SCO.

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