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Re: EASTERBROOK's "quick look" on the GPL and Wallace's claim

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: EASTERBROOK's "quick look" on the GPL and Wallace's claim
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:13:14 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> LOL.
> backinfullforce commented (quoting smarty EASTERBROOK):
> ------
> "Copyright law gives authors *a right* to charge more, so that they can 
> recover their fixed costs ( and thus promote innovation ), but they do 
> *not require* authors to charge more. You hear that, Williams? You are 
> not required to charge more once a piece of your intellectual property 
> exists.
> ------
> And so it is perfectly okay for copyleft ("free as in freedom") to
> suppress *a right* given by copyright law

Since when does copyright law secure a right to create and
redistribute derivative works without asking the original author?  In
fact, this is pretty much what copyright law intends to prohibit.

> and *require* to charge zero to cover costs of creating a piece of
> intellectual property to exist.
> Impeccable logic.

Glass house.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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