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Re: When is a GPL program which runs in a web site 'conveyed'?

From: rjack
Subject: Re: When is a GPL program which runs in a web site 'conveyed'?
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 21:39:25 -0400
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John Hasler wrote:
rjack wrote:
Do you *really* believe that the GPL can bind all those "downstream"
third-party beneficiaries?

Hyman writes:
Of course.

It doesn't bind them.  It grants permission to them.

That's great news! The GPL doesn't bind all those third party "downstream" recipients to the terms of the GPL!

Uhhh... Are you sure Richard Stallman approves of what you're claiming?

Rjack :)

--- "[I]f an extra element is required instead of or in addition
to the acts of reproduction, performance, distribution or display
in order to constitute a state-created cause of action, there is
no preemption, provided that the extra element changes the nature
of the action so that it is qualitatively different from a copyright
infringement claim." Stromback v. New Line Cinema, 384 F.3d 283
(United States Court Of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 2004) ---

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