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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 19:01:36 +0200 (CEST)

   > Acceptance doesn't happen automatically, it happens when you
   > modify or distribute the program.  If he doesn't accept the
   > license, he is breaking the law.  Simple.

   Sure. The big question is: with the paragraph above, is the sole
   cause of action "breach of license" or is a separate action for
   copyright infringement also possible?

Breach of a copyright license is copyright infringement.

   If someone accepts a license, then does not adhere to the terms,
   your sole action is to sue for breach. You can't say he is
   infringing, since you licensed him to do the acts. He just does not
   adhere to your conditions.

If the person does not follow the terms of the license, then I could
not have possibly `licensed him to do the acts'; and thus he can be
sued for copyright infringement.

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