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

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: [upcoming] The European Court of Justice on 'Software' First Sale
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:14:24 +0700
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>>>>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:


 > For the upteenth time: the act of copying is perfectly fine and
 > unrestricted under the GPL and other public licenses.

        ... As long as the other party (i. e., the recipient) accepts
        the license in full, and remains in full compliance.

        AIUI, the copyright law (in most, if not all, jurisdictions)
        explicitly prohibits making of copies without consent of the
        copyright holder ("first sale" doctrine, and "for the purpose of
        backup", put aside.)  Virtually the only way for the one making
        a copy of software under GNU GPL to gain such a consent is to
        accept and comply to GNU GPL.

 > What is so hard to understand here?


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