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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:36:39 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Stop being utter idiot Hyman.
 From the Lasercomb decision,

The question is not whether the copyright is being
used in a manner violative of antitrust law (such as whether the
licensing agreement is “reasonable”), but whether the copyright is being
used in a manner violative of the public policy embodied in the grant of
a copyright."

Still having trouble reading?
    "Of yet greater concern, these creative abilities are withdrawn
     from the public"

The courts find copyright misuse when the copyright holders attempt to
use their rights improperly to restrain competition
"GNU will remove operating system software from the realm of competition.

Restraint of competition is universally held to be an attempt
to prevent others from generating competing products. Forcing
public availability is the opposite of that, as your fellow
crank Daniel Wallace discovered:
    Although the antitrust laws forbid conspiracies "in restraint of
    trade," 15 U.S.C. §1, §26, the GPL does not restrain trade. It is a
    cooperative agreement that facilitates production of new derivative
    works, and agreements that yield new products that would not arise
    through unilateral action are lawful.

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