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Re: The GFDL is _not_ a public license, says dak


From: RJack
Subject: Re: The GFDL is _not_ a public license, says dak
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:04:30 -0500
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David Kastrup wrote:
RJack <address@hidden> writes:

Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 2/8/2010 11:28 AM, RJack wrote:
On 2/8/2010 10:55 AM, RJack wrote:
"authorizing others to authorize" simply doesn't appear in
17 USC sec. 106 delineating the rights of owners of
copyrights.
An author licenses a publisher and its agents to "copy" and "distribute" his work. The means by which this is accomplished
is covered under the legal concept of "agency".
But the legal concept of agency does not appear in 17 USC 106
either.
Neither does it explicitly mention the concept of contracts but all
 copyright licenses are contracts.

Nonsense.  The GPL is not a contract since the recipient of software
is not required to sign, accept, or even take notice of it.

If he wants to make use of this license, adherence to its conditions
is held to the same standards as with contracts. But he is under no obligation to make use of the license. He can chuck it in the bin
and perfectly legally act like he never saw it.

You can't do that with a contract.


Your tautology is brilliant dak. Keep it up. You're a veritable Logician.

Sincerely,
RJack


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