RegEdit versus the DMCA

DMCA in a nutshell :

Makes it a crime to circumvent anti-piracy measures built into most commercial software. (In other words : You’re a criminal when you bypass anti-piracy measures in ANY WAY whatsoever)

If you use RegEdit the wrong way (the government decides if you use it the wrong way), you’re a criminal!

Outlaws the manufacture, sale, or distribution of code-cracking devices used to illegally copy software.

Don’t spread RegEdit!!

Does permit the cracking of copyright protection devices, however, to conduct encryption research, assess product interoperability, and test computer security systems.

The FBI may use RegEdit as they see fit.

Provides exemptions from anti-circumvention provisions for nonprofit libraries, archives, and educational institutions under certain circumstances.

Libraries may have RegEdit somewhere in stock, but can’t be bothered to remove it from their databases.

In general, limits Internet service providers from copyright infringement liability for simply transmitting information over the Internet.

ISP’s may not spread RegEdit

Service providers, however, are expected to remove material from users’ web sites that appears to constitute copyright infringement.

ISP’s must remove RegEdit from your website

Limits liability of nonprofit institutions of higher education – when they serve as online service providers and under certain circumstances – for copyright infringement by faculty members or graduate students.

The university may host RegEdit, but the student who put it there is reliable.

I love RegEdit !!

don’t speak about it so “loudly”… :wink:
:smiley: :bigsmile:

So where can I get a copy of this “RegEdit” you are speking of? :stuck_out_tongue:

found it on emule! (turns out that quite the few people actully share their entire windows directory) :slight_smile:

And here I was thinking Regedit came inbuilt with windows… :stuck_out_tongue:

So that must mean that windows in and of itself is illegal, cool!

In general it shows the hypocrisy of today’s governments and “other grumpy wise old men”.

First they feed the society the technology to copy, hack and crack.
Second they find out that they’re losing money, so they forbid it by law
And suddenly society is getting bitch-slapped for their common knowledge.

Yes, Windows’ license agreements,ownerships and the DMCA is a paradox.

So does this mean regedt32 is legal :wink:

Of course it is, as long as you don’t use it to modify anything.

where did it say it was illegal? what can regedit do? why regedit and not HEX or PE editors that can actualy be used for hacking?

ben :slight_smile: