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Re: GPL traitor !

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 01:48:21 +0000 (UTC)

In article <A__Ol.23949$hX2.20542@newsfe19.iad>,
Hyman Rosen  <> wrote:
>Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> That bit of the law doesn't allow to hack the program
>> you've cracked, though.
>No, as I've said, the part of the law that does is this:
>     <> Page 69
>     Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an
>     infringement for the owner of a copy of a computer program to
>     make or authorize the making of another copy or adaptation of
>     that computer program provided:
>     (1) that such a new copy or adaptation is created as an
>     essential step in the utilization of the computer program in
>     conjunction with a machine and that it is used in no other
>     manner,
>You've already been quoted a court case that gives enormous latitude
>to which changes may be considered "essential", and that latitude
>includes adding new functionality.

For those who've started reading this thread after a lot of
the earlier stuff has "expired" from our isp's news-stuff (name?),
could you please again quote that case (and any other you might
have earlier quoted, too).



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