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Re: GPL and other licences

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:38:07 +0100
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"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    First, no third party (even the author of a GPLed work) can give
>    you permission to copy anything from a computer or medium that is
>    not your property.
> The owner of the computer/CD explcitly gave this permission by giving
> access to the content.  What part of the scenario do you simply not
> understand?

If I give some person the key to my apartment and ask him to fetch a
book from there, that does not mean that he gets all rights that I as
the owner of the apartment have.  It does not give him permission to
read my letters, even though the content of the letters is not
tangible property.

You still confuse "access" and "ownership".  The owner is the
licensee, nobody else.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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