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Re: PJ lies about Terekhov--again

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: PJ lies about Terekhov--again
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:41:05 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > Well, the High-on-Crack Court is of opinion that replacing OS bootloader
> > constitutes creation of a derivative work that needs permission from OS'
> > copyright owner because "[w]ithout a bootloader, Mac OS X would not
> > operate." Do you share that absurd 'legal' reasoning, dear Hyman?
> The court referred to precedent in D&B v. Grace. Think of it
> as a book - if someone takes a book and prepares a new one by
> replacing some chapters of it with chapters of his own, is the
> result a derivative work? 

It's more like replacing one foreword with another foreword, silly. The
replacement doesn't constitute a derivative work of a book unless
foreword contains protected expression taken from book.


(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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