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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: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:37:09 +0200

Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> This has nothing to do with the browser. It's not the
> temporary copying that's the problem (though it might,
> would it come to a court case), but the fact that to
> go from the copy that's covered by first sale to the
> thing you want to distribute, you will have to make
> a copy, and it's not intermediary at all, because you
> cannot distribute the original file you downloaded.
> The executable contains a copy of that file.

If you want to burn a CD or a DVD, it will also contain a copy of the 
original work you downloaded to your hard disk. "[temporary copies of 
any work] the infringement is de minimis, or the infringement may be 
excused as fair use as in the case of a lawfully made CD, DVD, or 
digital download of copyrighted material." (from the "Initial Comments 
Filed in Response to 65 FR 35673"). See, de minimis and fair use, my 


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