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Re: Do I have claim to the source-code?

From: Merijn de Weerd
Subject: Re: Do I have claim to the source-code?
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 18:45:51 +0100
User-agent: slrn/ (FreeBSD)

On 2007-01-01, John Hasler <> wrote:
> Ondrej Michalek writes:
>> Could you please help me? I have a Linux-running set-top-box at home.
>> It is not mine, I rent it for a nominal month fee from my IP-TV
>> provider (Telefónica O2, Czech Republic).
>> Is my right to have the source-code?
> Not if you do not own the copies of the binaries.

He does not own the hardware. But copyright-wise, rental is just
another act of distribution. So he has legally acquired a copy
of the binaries. Therefore he is entitled to a copy of the source.


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