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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:22:19 +0200
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Hyman Rosen <> writes:

> Rahul Dhesi wrote:
>> I think you folks are assuming that the GPL somehow gives you, the
>> buyer of the router, the right to get source code from somewhere.
> It does, unless the chain of GPL licensing is somehow broken,
> perhaps through the use of the First Sale Doctrine.

No, it doesn't.  It gives the buyer the possibility to notify the
copyright holder, because the copyright holder (and nobody else) has the
right to enforce the form of distribution.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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