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Re: A simple question

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: A simple question
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:41:17 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi, Rjack,

In gnu.misc.discuss RJack <> wrote:
> I have a simple question. The United States Copyright Act, 17 USC sets
> out what comprises copyright infringement:

> "? 501. Infringement of copyright

[ 24 lines of legal text snipped. ]

The following doesn't seem to be a simple question at all:

> How can someone infringe on another's copyrighted work without
> violating one the specific exclusive rights as described in sections
> 106 through 122 and section 106(A)? The answer to this question could
> resolve many disagreements among open source license debaters.

Maybe it could, maybe it can't.  You'd get a better quality of debate if
you posted the question on a legal forum.

> I can personally imagine no situation where the above quoted section
> would a allow a charge of infringement without actually violating one
> of the enumerated exclusive rights.

Neither can I, to be honest.  But that's mainly because I'm not
interested in the minutiae of a foreign country's somewhat arcane
copyright statutes.

Like I said, you'd be better posting the question on a USA legal forum,
not gnu.misc.discuss.

> Sincerely,
> Rjack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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