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Re: More FSF hypocrisy


From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:39:58 -0400


"Hyman Rosen" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
amicus_curious wrote:
After conveying the license to use the software to the end user, the GPL goes on and on about what is allowed to be in the black box. I don't think that the courts really care.

That's false. For example, until the law was changed, copyright law
forbade the importation for sale into the U.S. of English-language
books published in other countries besides Canada. So a traveler
who went to England, purchased a book, and brought it home would be
in the same end position as a purchaser who bought an illegally
imported copy, but the illegal importer would still have been liable
for copyright violation.

Was anyone ever prosecuted over such a silly situation? You are off the mark anyway. The discussion here was about the effects of the EULA for a commercial product versus the GPL. Pay more attention to context.


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