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Re: GPL and other licences

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 20:35:46 -0600
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On Fri, 03 Feb 2006 15:28:17 +0100, David Kastrup <> wrote:
> Note that this concerns modification _and_ distribution.  It talks
> about the requirements that have to be met towards users and
> recipients of the software.  That is, when there _is_ such a third
> party.  If the only user is the company itself, the paragraph is
> pretty irrelevant.
> And indeed, copyright law permits you to mutilate your physical copy
> of any content to your heart's content.  You are allowed to burn books
> or cut and paste them together as you like once you acquired them.
> The restrictions of copyright come into play only when copying and
> redistribution come into play.

Maybe not.  Copyright law gives to copyright owners the exclusive right to 
authorize the creation of derivative works.  Creating a derivative work even
without distributing it or even displaying it publicly can be infringement.  
Of course doing either with the copyright holder's permission is not 


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