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Re: GPL misappropriation

From: RJack
Subject: Re: GPL misappropriation
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:50 -0000
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 3/22/2010 3:41 PM, RJack wrote:
That will never happen. Copyrights are exclusive rights and cannot
be licensed by anyone except the *owner* of a copyright. Releasing
BSD licensed code under the GPL is simply attempting to steal it.

BSD-licensed code gives others the right to create derivative works
without requiring that those derivative works be licensed under the
same terms.

Only the *owner* of code licensed under the BSD license may
change that license. It's an *exclusive* right.

"ยง 106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works.
Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this
title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the
following:. . ."

You can't make up your own copyright law -- the federal courts will
refuse to enforce it.

RJack :)

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