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Re: "GPL requirement could have a chilling effect on derivativedistros"

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: "GPL requirement could have a chilling effect on derivativedistros"
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:28:54 +0200

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:13:14 +0200
David Kastrup <> wrote:

> In fact, it is so insightful that nobody wants to read it.


> A right-wing organization buys large amounts of those books for
> close to nothing, cuts off the back half and introduction, binds the
> remains into new covers and sells and generally distributes them.
> In such a case, at least in Germany according to my understanding of
> the German authorship laws, the author would have a right to stop
> distribution of this material in spite of copyright exhaustion, as it
> infringes upon his artistic integrity.

AFAIK, most if not all European countries have what is more
accurately described as "Author's Rights" than "Copyright" laws.
Under these laws certain rights are inalienable, which is not the case
in the USA. 

Stefaan A Eeckels
   The one thing IT really needs to outsource is the freakin' clueless
 managers that don't understand that there are more possibilities than
chaos on the one hand and the reduction of alternatives to zero on the
other.                    -- Richard Hamilton in comp.sys.sun.hardware

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