WineHQ should discourage the use of cracks

Jan Zerebecki at
Thu Mar 6 12:52:24 CST 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 04:23:46PM +0100, Christoph Frick wrote:
> 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.

Last time I read that part of the german law my understanding was that
the part about copy prevention doesn't apply to software.


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