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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:13:32 -0500
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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.  It is the people you
distribute the copies to who get the benefit of first sale.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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