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Re: The great BusyBox fraud continues

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The great BusyBox fraud continues
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:58:30 -0000
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On 8/9/2010 3:53 PM, RJack wrote:
Under the criminal statutes, the crime of "attempted conversion" is an
attempt to exert unauthorized control over others property.

Using the GPL is attempting to seize control over all downstream third
parties' *exclusively owned* copyrights -- that *is* attempting to steal
in ever sense of the word.

The GPL cannot seize anything. The GPL is a license that can
only be accepted voluntarily by someone choosing to copy and
distribute a covered work. No downstream third party exclusive
owner of copyrights can ever be forced to yield control of them.

The only attempt to exert unauthorized control over someone
else's property comes from the thieves and moochers who wish
to copy and distribute GPL-covered code without honoring the
license of that code. Fortunately, copyright law prevents them
from being able to do so.

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