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Re: GPL question

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:11:24 +0100

John Hasler wrote:
> US law says that if you own a lawfully made copy of a work you can sell it
> or otherwise dispose of it without permission of the copyright owner.  Note
> that a copy is a _tangible object_ such as a book, a CD, a floppy, or a
> hard drive.  However, this bit of law has no bearing on your case.  It does
> not give you permission to _make_ copies as you would, for example, by
> uploading the work.

Yeah, and teleportation is totally illegal in the GNU Republic.

Beside that, it is just impossible to have a binary copy of publicly 
available GPL'd work NOT "lawfully made" (ouside the GNU Republic, 
that is). 17 USC 109 says nothing about makers of copies. And as for 
contract claim (recall that the FSF has been constantly telling the 
entire world for years that the GPL is not a contract), it falls under 
"mere aggregation" clause anyway.


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