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Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: LGPL reverse engineering clause & Java
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 19:11:35 GMT
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> 17 USC 109, stupid.

Oh, look, Alex replaced a URL with his favorite "17 USC 109"!

> It's not a copyright violations to distribute lawfully made copies that
> I own. Thank you for your unilateral permission to make copies and for
> public availability of your work all over the net. I don't need another
> permission to distribute from you in addition to "first sale" limitation
> of your exclusive  distribution right.

Right, now I wish you good luck arguing this in court where the judges have
to *interpret* the law, which includes pesky details like "intent".


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