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Norwegian technology corporations warn against new DRM-law

29 leading Norwegian corporations have delivered a protest to the government against a new DRM-law included in a new copyright bill.

EFN is the Norwegian version of EFF, an organization working for free speech and other basic (electronic) rights in the IT society. They have written a protest against a new copyright bill that will soon be passed by the bought politicians in the Norwegian government. Their protest is supported by 29 local leading technology companies:

  Name                     Organization                  Contact
  ----                     ------------                  -------
  
  Torkel Hasle             Bibliotek-Systemer As         torkel_AT_hasle.com
  Are Bryne                Communiqué DA                 are.bryne_AT_communique.no
  Daniel Mikkelsen         Copyleft Software AS          daniel_AT_copyleft.no
  Geir Inge Imsland        Copyleft Solutions AS         gi_AT_cl.no
  Peter N. M. Hansteen     Datadokumentasjon AS          peter_AT_datadok.no
  Dag-Erling Smørgrav      FreeBSD-prosjektet            des_AT_freebsd.org
  Geir Isene               FreeCode AS                   geir_AT_freecode.no
  Ole-Anders Andreassen    Fri programvare i skolen      olea_AT_skolelinux.no
  Mikael Snaprud           Høyskole i Agder              mikael.snaprud_AT_hia.no
  Åge Bårdsen              Keyteq AS                     aba_AT_keyteq.no
  
  Trond Heier              Linpro AS                     trond.heier_AT_linpro.no
  Eivind Trondsen          LinuxLabs AS                  eivind.trondsen_AT_linuxlabs.no
  Frode Stroemsvaag        Manager Information Systems   Frode.Stroemsvaag_AT_readgroup.com
  Sindre Nauff             Meteorologisk institutt       sindre_AT_met.no
  Egil Støren              Meteorologisk Institutt       egil.storen_AT_met.no
  Petter Reinholdtsen      NUUG                          pere_AT_hungry.com
  Håkon Wium Lie           Opera Software ASA            howcome_AT_opera.com
  Stein Sørlie             Orgdot AS                     stein_AT_orgdot.no
  Geir Bækholt             Plone Solutions AS            board_AT_plonesolutions.com
  Vegard Munthe            SafetyCable AS                vegard_AT_safetycable.com
  
  Egil Kvaleberg           Siving Egil Kvaleberg AS      egil_AT_kvaleberg.no
  Vidar Bakke              Slx Debian Labs (Skolelinux)  vb_AT_skolelinux.no
  Astri Kleppe             Snofrix.org                   astri_AT_snofrix.org
  Peder Godvik             Teknograd AS                  peder_AT_teknograd.no
  Geir Aalberg             Tinde ASA - et selskap i Orkla Media  geira_AT_tinde.com
  Eirik Chambe-Eng         Trolltech AS                  eiriken_AT_trolltech.com
  Gisle Hannemyr           Universitetet i Oslo          gisle_AT_hannemyr.no
  Margrete Raaum           Universitetet i Oslo          mraaum_AT_usit.uio.no
  Øyvind Hanssen           Universitetet i Tromsø        oyvind_AT_cs.uit.no
  
  29 total.
  
  The last version of this protest is available here:
  
  http://www.nuug.no/dokumenter/drm-protest-2005.txt

LinuxReviews fully supports the protest against the new law. If passed, the new law will make it illegal to copy audio files from CD media to portable MP3 players. It will also make any kind of software that breaks copy-protection illegal, effectively outlawing many Linux-distributions and other basic software products.


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