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Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:14:46 -0000
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> On 4/13/2010 9:34 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>>> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>>>> It's easy to read the first-sale doctrine, but fortunately it
>>>> does not apply to the copying and distribution carried out by the
>>>> defendants in this case.
>>>
>>> Sez who?
>>
>> The GPL, of course, which does not allow copying and distribution of
>> covered works without compliance.
>
> The GPL allows copying and distribution through promissory estoppel.

It would be quite hard to figure out a deceptively suggested promise
that a defendant could claim to have relied on.

The GPL is very clear in its conditions, permissions and implications.

-- 
David Kastrup


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