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Date: 2005-12-07 (13:01)
From: Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@i...>
Subject: Re: Impact of French DADVSI law on Free Software and OCaml (was: Re: [Caml-list] Slashdot)
David MENTRE wrote:
> Hello,
> 2005/12/3, Jacques Garrigue <>:
>>Classical slashdot(?): this is just a misquote, as the department of
>>culture hasn't done more than to host a press conference by
>>SACEM, SNEP and SCPP, which are the equivalents of RIAA and MPAA.
> Well, as many people, I had a feeling of FUD about this DADVSI law
> project until a read following paragraph:
> """
> Article 21
> Le deuxième alinéa de l'article 1er de la loi n° 92-546 du 20 juin
> 1992 relative au dépôt légal est remplacé par les deux alinéas
> suivants :
> « Les logiciels et les bases de données sont soumis à l'obligation de
> dépôt légal dès lors qu'ils sont mis à disposition d'un public par la
> diffusion d'un support matériel quelle que soit la nature de ce
> support.
> « Sont également soumis au dépôt légal les signes, signaux, écrits,
> images, sons ou messages de toute nature faisant l'objet d'une
> communication publique en ligne. »
> """
> In English, it means that *any* software, *any* database and *any*
> sound, image, etc. should be legally registred to the French State
> (/dépôt légal/) as soon as it is made available to the public. I'm not
> a lawyer so I might have missed something but, if this is true, (1) it
> is utterly stupid and (2) it could impact the development of Free
> Software in France. Should Xavier Leroy et al. registred OCaml each
> time a new release is made? Should we declare all the images on the
> OCaml web site? Should the OCaml bug database be registred?
> Personally,  I'm worried.
> Yours,
> david
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