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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 01:00:14 +0200

On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 00:35:57 +0200
Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:

> Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> [...]
> > copying an object file 

Is not allowed unless you have the copyright
owner's permission, or do it for purposes
specifically mentioned in the law. 

> It's the same as copying an image file to a CD-R or a .pdf file to a 
> printer (note that nothing prevents you from printing two short 
> stories downloaded separately on the same page).

No it's not.  For starters, you do not distribute the
CD you've made, because if it were to contain copyrighted
material, it would certainly be a copyright violation
to distribute it, even if it contains files you claim
first sale on (just ask the RIAA, they'll straighten
you out).

> Forget "extraction" for a moment. See the light?

So you argue that making a copy of a file contained
in a tarball isn't making a copy? That's so dim it's
no wonder I don't see the light.

"What is stated clearly conceives easily."  -- Inspired sales droid

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