[kde-edu]: Possible legal issue with KVocTrain

Scott Wheeler wheeler at kde.org
Tue Feb 15 20:08:56 CET 2005

On Tuesday 15 February 2005 18:57, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
> er, I'm gonna guess you live in the US? cause in Europe this is just
> blatantly untrue (in fact most computers sold tend to include at least 1
> such tool).
> In Europe making a backup copy, and format conversion are both completely
> legal, as long as it's for personal use only

That's protected under the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 (Section 1008) in 
the United States as well.  I'm not aware of any country where the copyright 
law prohibits this usage, provided that there is no mechanism specifically 
there to prevent this.

That's more questionable with copy-protected CDs as then the DMCA comes into 
play as it's then "circumventing a copyright infringement protection device", 
but that's another matter.

Anyway -- this issue should really be brought up on kde-policies -- assuming 
the script is actually useful (which seems to be in question) as that's where 
legal things are usually hashed out.


If the answer is "more lawyers" then the question shouldn't have been asked.

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