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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:22:32 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Rjack wrote:
The authors are relenquishing their rights within contractual privity a concept which I know totally evades your

Wikipedia to the rescue! <> The doctrine of privity in contract law provides that a contract cannot confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on any person or agent except the parties to it.

OK, so? What does this have to do with relinquishing rights? <> the owner of
copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to
authorize any of the following

See? A rights holder has the exclusive right "to do" and "to
authorize". Exercising the right "to authorize" is in no way a
relinquishing of any right.


It is to the person who is authorized in privity.

Authorize someone to copy your work and then sue him for copying
your work. You'll quickly find that you relinquished your right
under the Copyright Act to sue him.

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