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

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: What's the status of sourceless live linux distros?
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 20:55:58 +0200

Bruce Lewis wrote:
> 109 is about transferring a single copy.  We're talking about
> distributing multiple copies that you make, 

They all fall under 17 USC 109.

>                                             without destroying the
> original.

If you mean electronic distribution, assume that I carefully move 
all "the originals" to /dev/nul. Okay now?

> 117 is about how running a program isn't covered under copyright, even
> though technically a copy is created in memory/cache. 

Not only that.
>                                                       We aren't talking
> about you making a transient copy as a necessary step in running a
> program; we're talking about you making copies to distribute.

You didn't ask me and I made no promise. I made a copy. I own it. 
It's legal. You have no rights to control further transfer under 
copyright law.

[... Thanks for sharing ...]

Read it again.


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