Good news in Europe. The EU court ruled that you are allowed to decompile and modify a software you legally aquired to fix errors.
Before that decompiling was illegal in some countries.
This is very important for those looking for errors that leak data :)

curia.europa.eu/juris/document

@rudolf

While good it does stress the importance of FOSS software. Courts can reverse or change decisions any time on laws but FOSS software can always be tinkered with regadless.

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It is important for those who wish to disclose security risks and backdoors in closed source programs. They can now prove it legally by decompiling.

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