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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:07:18 -0400
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Tim Smith wrote:
1. Acquire a lawful copy of a GPL binary. Doesn't matter how--download it from somewhere, compile it from source, whatever.
2. Make copies of the binary.  GPL says this is OK.
3. Sell or give away those copies. They are lawfully made copies, and the person owns those particular copies, so this seems to fall under first sale.

Nope. GPL3p2 says
    "You may make, run and propagate covered works that you
     do not convey, without conditions so long as your license
     otherwise remains in force."

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