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Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:12 -0000
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RJack <address@hidden> writes:

> On 8/19/2010 5:18 PM, Hyman Rosen wrote:
>>
>> The GPL is a copyright license, granting additional rights
>
> Are those additional rights that the GPL grants "In Personam" (contract
> rights) or "In Rem" (property rights)? I thought Article I, Section 8,
> Clause 8 of the United States Constitution gave Congress the power to
> grant new copyrights.

What use would a right be if you could not use it as leverage?  You
can't do that if you have nothing to offer.

-- 
David Kastrup


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