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Malte Schröder MalteSch at gmx.de
Fri Oct 28 08:02:09 CEST 2005


Lauri Tischler wrote:

>> in Germany it is illegal, because to have the problem that you try in
>> software to decrypt something.
>> Only the try is forbidden by law.
>
>
> Is decrypting by software illegal in Germany ?


No, that would be rediculous. But it is illegal to cirumvent copy
protection schemes (i.e. as far as I understand it, you may not produce
a  copy of your favorite protected audio-cd to make it work in your
car-radio :/ ).

> That makes software like PGP also illegal.
> Also security software which decrypts your harddisk is then illegal.


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