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Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: GPL 2(b) HUH?
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:46:41 +0000 (UTC)
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Hyman Rosen <> writes:

>On what basis is a program which links dynamically to a
>library a combined work such that the program would be subject
>to the GPL if the library is?

I think you diverted from the original topic.

But still:

Causing the linked library to be copied into memory is governed by
copyright law. Unless you can find an excpption (such as fair use or
implied license), causing such copying would infringe any copyright on
the library.

You can't argue implied license if the library's license is overtly
violated. You can't argue fair use if the library author's goals (as
described in the GPL and its preamble) are cleverly and deliberately
being undermined.

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