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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 21:31:02 +0100

"Hyman Rosen" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:p_vyl.5043$3g7.1056@newsfe15.iad...

[... General Talking Pictures ... ]

The GPL licenses copying and distribution only if the work ...

Stop being utter idiot Hyman.

"The Doctrine of the General Talking Pictures Case (or General Talking Pictures doctrine) is based on the decision of the US Supreme Court in General Talking Pictures Corp. v. Western Elec. Co.,[1] which legitimated so-called field-of-use limitations in patent licenses.

The decision held that "field-of-use limitations" on the scope of patent licenses to make and sell a product were enforceable, by way of a patent infringement suit against a licensee that violated the limitation and a company collaborating with it. A field-of-use limitation is a provision in a patent license that limits the scope of what the patent owner authorizes a manufacturing licensee (that is, a licensee that manufactures a patented product or performs a patented process) to do in relation to the patent, by specifying a defined field of permissible operation or specifying fields from which the licensee is excluded. By way of example, such a license might authorize a licensee to manufacture patented engines only for incorporation into trucks, or to manufacture such engines only for sale to farmers. If the licensee exceeded the scope of the licensee, it would commit patent infringement. More generally, this kind of license permits the licensed party (the "licensee") to use the patented invention in some, but not all, possible ways in which the invention could be exploited. In an exclusive field-of-use license the licensee is the only person authorized to use the invention in the field of the license.

The General Talking Pictures doctrine does not apply to a patent owner's sale of a product to a customer that imposes a restriction on what the customer may subsequently do with the product. Such sales are governed by the "exhaustion doctrine," rather than the General Talking Pictures doctrine."

"No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research. "


(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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