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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 09:47:59 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> Richard writes:
> > There seems to be a substantial profit for the "buyer" here: they get a
> > program for nothing.
> They get a copy of the program (what they want) for whatever price they and
> one of the supliers thereof agree on.  

Yeah, and it's totally unforeseen phenomenon that GPL'd stuff is 
available for free downloading all over the net without any supply 
agreements, and, apart from downloads, can be friendly borrowed 
for copying for free from your friends.

> There is no GPL "no charge" provision where copies are concerned.

Nobody's claiming that. The claim is about price fixing of IP (apart 
from outright transfers of copyrights), which means transfers of IP 
right(s) (aka licenses) from the bundles owned by copyright owners.

Ownership of a copyright, or of any of the exclusive rights under 
a copyright, is distinct from ownership of any material object in 
which the work is embodied. Transfer of ownership of any material 
object, including the copy or phonorecord in which the work is 
first fixed, does not of itself convey any rights in the 
copyrighted work embodied in the object; nor, in the absence of 
an agreement, does transfer of ownership of a copyright or of any 
exclusive rights under a copyright convey property rights in any 
material object.

17 USC 202, retard.


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