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Re: The GFDL is _not_ a public license, says dak

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The GFDL is _not_ a public license, says dak
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 11:39:17 -0500
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On 2/8/2010 11:28 AM, RJack wrote:
On 2/8/2010 10:55 AM, RJack wrote:
"authorizing others to authorize" simply doesn't appear in 17 USC
sec. 106 delineating the rights of owners of copyrights.

An author licenses a publisher and its agents to "copy"
and "distribute" his work. The means by which this is
> accomplished is covered under the legal concept of "agency".

But the legal concept of agency does not appear in 17 USC 106
either. So on the one hand you say that "authorize to authorize"
is not permitted by the law, and on the other hand you say that
"authorize to authorize" is permitted by the law.

In any case, the GPL says
    Each time you convey a covered work, the recipient
    automatically receives a license from the original
    licensors, to run, modify and propagate that work,
    subject to this License.
so all recipients of GPLed code are receiving authorization from
the rights holder.

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