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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 11:34:40 +0200

Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> royalties, or a license fee). If you come to such an agreement, you can
> distribute the combined work under another license (or no license at
> all, in which case standard copyright provisions would apply).

Eeckels, Eeckels. No license is needed to "distribute combined work" 
under 17 USC 117 and 17 USC 109. I mean addition exact copies (e.g. 
copies of "library" programs inside "executables" or whatever 
containers and aggregations like jars or whatnot) made under 17 USC 
117 and distributed along with "originals" (e.g. downloaded, implied 
license to save bandwidth aside for a moment) under 17 USC 109.

   Any exact copies prepared in accordance with the provisions of 
   this section may be leased, sold, or otherwise transferred, along 
   with the copy from which such copies were prepared, only as part 
   of the lease, sale, or other transfer of all rights in the program.

And contu6 elaborates: "[t]he sale of a copy of a program by a 
rightful possessor to another must be of all rights in the program, 
thus creating a new rightful possessor and destroying that status as 
regards the seller. This is in accord with the intent of that portion 
of the law which provides that owners of authorized copies of a 
copyrighted work may sell those copies without leave of the copyright 
proprietor.50 ... 50 17 U.S.C. ยง 109".


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