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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:40:33 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> I wrote:
> > The first sale doctrine is about disposition of tangible copies purchased
> > from the copyright owner.
> Alexander Terekhov writes:
> > The disposition is tangible. A bunch of diskettes.
> Tangible copies you made.  Not ones you purchased.

Doesn't matter. "A lawfully made tangible copy of a digitally downloaded 
work, such as a work downloaded to a floppy disk, Zip™ disk, or CD-RW, 
is clearly subject to section 109."

> I wrote:
> > If you created ten copies of a CNN Web page do you think that the first
> > sale doctrine would give you the right to sell those copies?
> Alexander Terekhov writes:
> > No.
> Then what makes you think you can sell copies of stuff from the FSF site?

Because I own copies of programs downloaded from the FSF site. CNN site
is a service.


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