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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:46:01 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
BTW, the copyright law doesn't prevent sharing. It gives authors a right
to charge more than zero for sharing. The GPL seeks to evaporate that
right and impose licensing at no charge.

What say you now, Hyman?

I'd say that's substantially correct, except that the GPL
imposes only on those who voluntarily assume its burden.
It's rather the way this newsgroup destroys Stephen King's
ability to charge for his novels by providing an alternative
form of horrific entertainment.

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