Alan Cox talks about laws... and Linux

Tuesday, 21 May 2002, 7:12 AM EST

Some of the topics Alan Cox talks about in this interviw include Microsoft .NET and Linux, the future of Linux, and more.

Alan Cox on the European DMCA: "It's very hard to fight laws in foreign countries. Dmitry for example was almost certainly chosen because he was Russian. It's sadly much easier to win a case in almost any country when you use your historical enemies and prejudices to set the precedents. "Foreigner attacking US business interests" just sounds so much better in court than "clever kid helping his grandma read ebooks", especially when someone notices you can easily get a longer sentence for helping grandma read than kicking her down the stairs."

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