WineHQ should discourage the use of cracks

Christoph Frick frick at
Tue Mar 4 09:23:46 CST 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 03:35:11PM +0100, Kai Blin wrote:

> No argument on the US part. I'm still convinced that by EU laws,
> you're allowed to crack an app you bought in order to make it run on
> your software.  As this hasn't been tested in court yet, though, I'll
> concede.

IANAL, but since 2008 germany adopted a law from a EU proposal (maybe
other countries added it before), that disallows circumventing copy
protections at all. so in theory your statement is not true any longer
for the EU.

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