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

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: EASTERBROOK's "quick look" on the GPL and Wallace's claim
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:37:37 +0100

David Kastrup wrote:
> 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?  

That's not a right that EASTERBROOK is talking about, retard. Copyleft
requires all licensees to surrender right to charge for derivative 
works. "Copyright law gives authors a right to charge more". 

                                            -- EASTERBROOK


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