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Re: Artifex v. Diebold: "The GPL is non-commercial!"

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Artifex v. Diebold: "The GPL is non-commercial!"
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:23:48 +0000 (UTC)
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"amicus_curious" <> writes:

>That seems like the start of a cute trick.  If I make a copy from a 
>legitimate source, then it is a legitimate copy that I can give away.  I 
>cannot copy it, but I can give it away.  So if I make a million copies 
>directly from the legitimate source, I have a million legitimate copies that 
>I can dispose of any way that I please, either give them away or sell them 
>if I can.  The GPL does not restrict that.

An interesting argument that has been made before in these newsgroups.
But not one that anybody ever pleaded as a defense in an actual lawsuit
so far as I can tell.

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