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Re: What's the status of sourceless live linux distros?

From: Bruce Lewis
Subject: Re: What's the status of sourceless live linux distros?
Date: 06 Oct 2004 13:25:59 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [... making copies ...]
> > >
> > 
> > Where is that relevant?
> See above. 

It is relevant in that it confirms exactly what the GPL says about
itself, i.e. you are not obliged to agree to the GPL to use the
software.  In no way does it contradict what the GPL additionally says:
"However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or distribute the
Program or its derivative works.  These actions are prohibited by law if
you do not accept this License."

This is totally consistent with Title 17 section 106.

Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this
title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the
(1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;
(2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
(3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the
public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or

Make that pile of digital photos presentable:
It's quicker and easier than you think.

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