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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:27:35 -0400
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rjack wrote:
The trouble is you can't write a copyright license that controls "all third parties" as long "as they follow the GPL". Congress specifically forbid this situation with 17 USC sec. 301.

That's the federal preemption clause. What does that
have to do with anything? Who says anything about
controlling anyone? The distributor is licensing the
code to all third parties under the terms of the GPL.
The third parties can take it or leave it.

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