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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:01:10 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Go to doctor, Hyman. Source and binary forms are equivalent
representations of the same work. I thought you were in agreement on
that point (and IIRC even quoted copyright compendium)... schizophrenia
in addition to mental retardation is your diagnosis. *Run* to doctor,

Source and binary are the considered the same thing for
purposes of copyright ownership - the author has copyright
in a single work, only has to register the source, etc.

Nevertheless, the author maintains the exclusive right to
authorize copying and distribution, and this right is very
fine-grained. One example is authorizing one publisher to
produce hardcover versions of a novel and another publisher
to produce paperbacks. Similarly, while the binary and the
source are a single work for purposes of copyright, the
author has the exclusive right to control the form in which
he permits copying and distribution.

(Having the source and binary be considered a single work
does not mean, of course, that the binary may contain other
copyrighted elements without permission.)

You are as wrong as wrong can be. As usual.

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