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Re: Psystar's legal reply brief in response to Apple

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Psystar's legal reply brief in response to Apple
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:57:32 -0000

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> On 8/5/2010 12:48 AM, ZnU wrote:
> > (Mind you, there is some overreach in GPL3, in that it claims you need
> > to accept the license merely to _modify_ a work, even without further
> > redistribution. IMO this is invalid, as you'd have that right under
> > first sale doctrine even without accepting the license.

It's 17 USC 117, not 109.

> Not true. Permission from the copyright holder is required to
> create a derivative work, even if you own a copy. For example,
> you may not translate a novel into another language without
> permission of the copyright holder.
(VI.D.3. Section 117 Adaptations)


(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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