The Free Software Foundation has revised provisions concerning the thorny area of digital rights management in a new draft of the General Public License released Thursday.
The approach in the second draft of GPL version 3 “only directly restricts DRM in the special case in which it is used to prevent people from sharing or modifying GPLv3-covered software,” the foundation said in a statement. “GPLv3 does not prohibit the implementation of DRM features, but prevents them from being imposed on users in a way that they cannot remove.”
Digital rights management, or DRM, puts controls on how computers can run software or show content such as movies.
UPDATE II: A pacifist version of the GPL? from Ars
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