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Re: [upcoming] The European Court of Justice on 'Software' First Sale

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: [upcoming] The European Court of Justice on 'Software' First Sale
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:45:24 +0200

Tim Jackson wrote:
> (Hint: Differences include the fact that one uses the term "lawfully
> made" while the other doesn't.  Similarities include the fact that both
> relate only to the sale or transfer or other disposal of "that copy".
> Not to the creation of new copies from it.)

Uhh, silly Jackson... again: creation of new copies in the case of GCC
is perfectly fine and unrestricted thanks to the GPL's reproduction

As for the rest, go send a patch to wikipedia... <chuckles>

"The first-sale doctrine and exhaustion of rights
Main articles: First-sale doctrine and Exhaustion of rights
Copyright law does not restrict the owner of a copy from reselling
legitimately obtained copies of copyrighted works, provided that those
copies were originally produced by or with the permission of the
copyright holder. It is therefore legal, for example, to resell a
copyrighted book or CD. "

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