To be blunt, I think that the laws on such things should be similar to the approach insurance companies take with break-ins. (Yeah, I know, I'm comparing law to the actions of private companies. Forgive me. :-)
Let's take two people, both get their cars broken into. Person A has fairly substantial damage to their car. Their driver-side window has been broken out so that the thief can gain entry to the car. Further, the steering column has been absolutely wrecked by the thief because the owner used one of those ridiculous Claw devices. And lastly, the detachable-face radio has been smashed. In this hypothetical situation, the insurance company pays for the damages.
Person B leaves their car unlocked, their keys in the car, and leaves the radio in the passenger-side seat with easy-to-unplug plugs to make things convenient for the thief. Reasoning? Well, Person B doesn't want their windows smashed, the steering column wrecked, and/or the radio damaged by a thief. And further, The Law is on their side, as theft is theft is theft, right? Well, yes, but Person B gets nothing from their insurance company, because while The Law is indeed on their side, insurance companies would rather your car get totalled by a thief than for you to make the car desirable to a thief.
So, really, if it's that simple to defeat (in other words, the client program determines for itself if somethings copyable/printable) then I would hope that nothing could be done to those applying the patch. Not a perfect world, though.
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