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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:26:57 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
and apparently his comments were simply dismissed system:
With respect to "propagate", it is likely a tautology because of the
> defintion of "propagate" covering only things "that require permission
> under applicable copyright law". But for "modify", 17 U.S.C. 117 permits

GPLv3 extends the tautology to 'modify' by similarly
qualifying it to actions which would not otherwise
be legal under copyright. So apparently his comments
were not dismissed at all.

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