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Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 13:34:04 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:

>>>> Not?  So when I acquire a copy of Microsoft Windows, and make 50 legal
>>>> backup copies of it, I can sell those copies again, and it is not a
>>>> copyright violation?

>> Well, I don't need to call them backup copies.  According to you I
>> have some right to lawfully make copies, for whatever reason, and
>> distribute them.

> [...]
>> What gives me that right?
> First sale (aka copyright exhaustion) doctrine.

Fine.  Tell that to Microsoft's legal department.  It will come as a
surprise to them, no doubt.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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