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Re: Licensing question about the BSD

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Licensing question about the BSD
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 00:40:37 +0200

John Hasler wrote: ...

You're (almost totally) wrong, and (plonked) GNUtian dak is (mostly) 
right. "The right to access the copyrighted content must not be 
confused with the incidental possession of the object that facilitates 
practical exercise of the right. It is access to the copyrighted 
material which has been parted with by the copyright owner in first 
sale, and it is that right of access which is alienable under the 
first sale doctrine, regardless of whether it is facilitated by 
tangible or intangible means."  -- "These Reply Comments are submitted 
on behalf of the American Library Association, Association of Research 
Libraries, American Association of Law Libraries, Medical Library 
Association and Special Libraries Association (the "Libraries"), in
response to comments submitted pursuant to the Copyright Office's 
Request for Public Comment dated June 5, 2000."


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