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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:33:54 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
> Tim Smith wrote:
> > The copies were pretty clearly made lawfully under GPL.  I am clearly the
> > owner of the copies.  So, why can't I take advantage of first sale and
> > sell them, without the need of copyright permission?
> Because you agreed not to sell them without source when you accepted the
> GPL which you did when you made the copies.  

Ahhh. But don't you know that the GPL is not a contract (agreement) in
the GNU Republic, uncle Hasler? :-)

Anyway, how does a breach of that promise/obligation could possibly
violate copyright law given 17 USC 109?


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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