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Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL

From: RJack
Subject: Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:12 -0000
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On 8/20/2010 2:22 AM, David Kastrup wrote:
RJack<>  writes:

On 8/19/2010 5:18 PM, Hyman Rosen wrote:

The GPL is a copyright license, granting additional rights

Are those additional rights that the GPL grants "In Personam"
(contract rights) or "In Rem" (property rights)? I thought Article
I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution gave
Congress the power to grant new copyrights.

What use would a right be if you could not use it as leverage?  You
can't do that if you have nothing to offer.

How is your assertion relevant to my question?

Sincerely, RJack :)

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