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Re: Shoplifting, concealment, liability presumption


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Shoplifting, concealment, liability presumption
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:08:36 -0000
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> On 3/10/2010 3:03 PM, RJack wrote:
>>> The Copyright Act's "pass-through permissions" provision eh?
>>
>> No, the license's pass-through permission.
>
>
>> The Copyright Act gives rights holders the exclusive right to
>> authorize others to copy and distribute covered works.
>
> Yep you're right.
>
> The Act just doesn't authorize *non-rights* holders to authorize others
> to copy and distribute covered works.

But the rights holders may authorize others.

> Yeah... except there's no right to authorize others to authorize.

Huh?  Every transferable right can be passed to others.  That includes
copyright, but not authorship.

-- 
David Kastrup


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