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Re: Open source - Free software

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Open source - Free software
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 09:34:45 +0200
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Al Klein <rukbat@pern.invalid> writes:

> On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 16:58:39 +0200, David Kastrup <> wrote:
>>You are confusing software and media.  The media are sold, and
>>access to software is sold.  The software itself is an arrangement
>>of information, interior decoration of the computer's memory created
>>with electrons straight from the tap.
> Not in any court in the US in which it's been tested so far.

If the US courts were too stupid to distinguish media and content,
they would not have copyright law in the first place.  Copyright _is_
about content.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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