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[Fsfe-france] [Fwd: <nettime> Are all codes code?]

From: lagadu
Subject: [Fsfe-france] [Fwd: <nettime> Are all codes code?]
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 23:03:18 +0100

mail posté sur la liste nettime,  qui semble soulever un cas interessant


Felix Stalder wrote:

> [This is unlikely to be a legal case, though from a semiotic point of view,
> it's nevertheless puzzling. Is using images that are released under the GPL
> the same than using source code released the GPL? Is including existing
> images into new images, in this case, a screenshot of a kde desktop in a tv
> series, the same as including existing source code into a new source code?
> Felix]
> Posted by Jonathan Riddell on Friday 31/Oct/2003, @17:09
> from the 24h-to-3.2beta dept.
> http://dot.kde.org/1067616574/
> The third series of television show 24 started in the US last week. In the aim
> to improve security, The Counter Terrorist Unit seem to have switched
> operating system from MacOS to KDE [1]. Interestingly they used a 3-year-old
> KDE 1.x desktop. These older icons are made available under a public domain
> licence. If a GPL'd set of icons had been used, would we now be legally able
> to modify, sell and distribute the episode under the terms of the GPL over
> the internet?
> [1] http://jriddell.org/24-kde.html
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