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Re: GPL and other licences

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 20:14:20 -0600
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Stefaan A Eeckels writes:
> [The license] is attached to the copy of the work that resides on the
> physical medium.

According to US copyright law the "physical medium" _is_ the copy:

  TITLE 17 CHAPTER 1 ยง 101. Definitions

  Copies are material objects, other than phonorecords, in which a work is
  fixed by any method now known or later developed, and from which the work
  can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly
  or with the aid of a machine or device. The term copies includes the
  material object, other than a phonorecord, in which the work is first
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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