[aur-general] Flashplugin DRM free?

Rickard Eriksson rickard.eriksson at gigabit.nu
Thu Apr 10 03:29:07 EDT 2008

I took the liberty of quickly reading through the EULA of Adobe Flash 
Player. This is fairly straight forward:

2.5  No Modification.

2.5.1  You may not modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works 
based upon the Software. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, 
disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the 
Software except to the extent you may be expressly permitted to 
decompile under applicable law, it is essential to do so in order to 
achieve operability of the Software with another software program, and 
you have first requested Adobe to provide the information necessary to 
achieve such operability and Adobe has not made such information 
available. Adobe has the right to impose reasonable conditions and to 
request a reasonable fee before providing such information. Any such 
information supplied by Adobe and any information obtained by you by 
such permitted decompilation may only be used by you for the purpose 
described herein and may not be disclosed to any third party or used to 
create any software which is substantially similar to the expression of 
the Software. Requests for information should be directed to the Adobe 
Customer Support Department.
[End Quote]

You can find the source of this at 
Under section 2.5 No Modification.

In short this means you cannot redistribute your modified versions of 
this software in a legal way unless you have their approval.

Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> 2008/4/10, JaDa <jada at usalug.net>:
>>  Is it legal, to crack Adobe Flash 9 and build a DRM free Flashplugin
>> package?  Then keep this package in AUR for those people how don't like DRM?
> In short - it is illegal.

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