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

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Artifex v. Diebold: "The GPL is non-commercial!"
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 23:17:45 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > So what was your point, Hyman?
> You posted the link to sec-104-report-vol-1.pdf in what appeared
> to be a claim that being shipped DVDs and downloading copies was
> equivalent as far as subsequent redistribution. I demonstrated
> that the same document regards these as different.

I still don't get your point, Hyman. Are you playing the word game
regarding the meaning of (re)distribution word ("It depends upon what
the meaning of the word 'is' is" -- Bill Clinton)?

In essence, as
concluded from says that
lawfully owned copies (material objects) made by means of downloading
from an authorized source squarely fall under 17 USC 109.

Time Warner, Inc.: 

  We note that the initial downloading of a copy, from an 
  authorized source to a purchaser's computer, can result in 
  lawful ownership of a copy stored in a tangible medium.

  There is no dispute that section 109 applies to works in 
  digital form. Physical copies of works in a digital format, 
  such as CDs or DVDs, are subject to section 109 in the same 
  way as physical copies in analog form. Similarly, a lawfully 
  made tangible copy of a digitally downloaded work, such as a 
  work downloaded to a floppy disk, Zip(TM) disk, or CD-RW, is 
  clearly subject to section 109.

Do you agree with's conclusion above, Hyman?

Yes or no?

If yes, do you agree that given science applied
regarding the macroscopic objects (material objects -- "copies" under 17
USC 101), the passage you quoted in response to my message makes no
sense at all?


(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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