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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: 18 Jun 2004 17:37:51 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
> > Judges are humans for a reason: to interpret the law according to its
> > meaning and intent and not be thwarted by insipid weaseling.
> The meaning and intent of the copyright law is quite clear. 
> "Discrimination against proprietary software" won't work under it.

That's just words.  "Discrimination against the poor" works perfectly
well with copyright law: they can't access works against the interest
of their authors.

Authors have far-ranging rights to determine what you may do with
their works, and those rights do not vanish by calling them names.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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