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Re: GPL and other licences

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 18:02:20 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> For the sake of nailing stupid dak once again...
> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> But copyright law does not allow you redistribution of copies.  The
>> GPL grants you additional rights.  You are free not to accept those
>> additional rights.
> <quote source=> []
> Adobe characterizes each transaction throughout the entire stream
> of commerce as a license.8 Adobe asserts that its license defines
> the relationship between Adobe and any third-party such that a
> breach of the license constitutes copyright infringement. This
> assertion is not accurate because copyright law in fact provides
> certain rights to owners of a particular copy. This grant of rights
> is independent from any purported grant of rights from Adobe.
> </quote> 
> s/Abobe/FSF 

Still confused about the difference license/contract?  Or why do you
think bringing up unrelated quotes bolsters your case?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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