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Re: Circumventing the GPL

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Circumventing the GPL
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 18:21:45 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> >> Agreement is precedent to making copies.

> >
> > No. The act of making copies (other than by downloading from online
> > distributor without "I agree" manifestation of assent prior to getting
> > copies, "fair use", etc.) makes me subject to contractual obligations
> > (let's assume enforceable contract) spelled out in the license.

> >
> >> You can't drop it later.
> >
> > That's called breach of contract. Nothing unusual. The contract laws
> > recognize a concept called "efficient breach" which encourages breach of
> > a contract if it's economically efficient to do so. Compliance with a
> > contract is almost always voluntary -- if you choose not to comply, then
> > you don't have to. You merely have to compensate the non-breaching party
> > for his expectancy interest (pay contract damages).
> >
> > And that has nothing to do with copyright infringement.
> Tell that to the people serving jail time for copying and distributing
> music.

Strawman. What copyright license (agreement -- see above) did they

I want to see the exact T&C of that copyright license. Post it here. 


(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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