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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: 28 May 2007 12:04:25 -0700
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On May 28, 8:26 am, John Hasler <address@hidden> wrote:
>  Rui Miguel Silva Seabra writes:
>
> > No, there are contracts where authors assign or even sell (in some
> > jurisdictions) their copyrights.
>
> That's what I said.
>
> I wrote:
> > For the Microsoft EULA to be a copyright license as well as a contract it
> > would have to grant you some of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner
> > in addition to taking away many of the rights the copy owner would
> > otherwise have.  I was not aware that it did the so, but I haven't seen a
> > recent version.                              ^^^
>
>                                                typo
>
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra writes:
>
> > For some years Microsoft's EULA removes your right to privacy. It also
> > explicitly allows Microsoft to inspect your premises for compliance, as
> > well as administrate your machines.
>
> The antecedent to "it" in my last sentence above is "grant you some of the
> exclusive rights of the copyright owner".  My point is that so far as I
> know the Microsoft EULA does not grant any such rights and therefor is not
> a copyright license.  I am aware that it requires that you give up various
> things (in addition to money) in return for a copy of the work.  That makes
> it a contract. To also be a copyright license it would havw to grant you
> some of the copyright owner's exclusive rights.

And therefore the GPL is more of a copyright license, whereas the MS-
EULA
is more of a contract -- since the MS-EULA _takes away_ rights one
would
otherwise have, whereas the GPL _grants_ rights one would otherwise
_not_ have.

> --
> John Hasler
> address@hidden
> Elmwood, WI USA




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