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Re: Eben was absent that day in law school

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Eben was absent that day in law school
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:27:53 +0100

Moglen's underling Fontana in action.

"On the DRM front, there is little the GPL can do to fix this, and
this is a matter that needs to be taken up by the legislature, Fontana

But, that being said, the license also makes it difficult for people
to use the GPL to invoke DRM protections, "and we want to make sure
that if they are going to invoke DRM restrictions that they can't use
our license to do that," he said.

Also, on the issue of derivative works, Fontana said the draft license
has not changed the language that defines what a derivative work is,
"and I don't think that we can."

But Lawrence Rosen, a partner with Rosenlaw & Einschlag, said people
want to know whether, if they linked two pieces of work together, this
creates a derivative work. "People do not know if that is the case
here, and the license is not entirely clear about the obligation to
release source code, and that uncertainty hurts potential adoption of
the GPL," he said.


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