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Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 20:31:01 +0200

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 17:50:36 +0100
Rui Miguel Seabra <> wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-07-20 at 18:36 +0200, Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> > physical copy you own. Once you transfer the 
> > IP to another medium, you're infringing. Thus, 
> I think on most countries private copies aren't an infringement.
> Of course this doesn't apply on the UK, for instance, where format
> shifting CDDA to, for instance, MP3 is an infringement.

The OP wasn't talking about making private copies,
but invoking first sale as a subterfuge not to
have accept a license (like the GPL) for software
that can be downloaded. What's the purpose of your
injecting something completely OT?

> And RIAA & Friends would surely like it to be an infringement worldwide,
> preferably punished just as severely as killing people.

Which is altogether another debate.

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