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Re: [upcoming] The European Court of Justice on 'Software' First Sale


From: Tim Jackson
Subject: Re: [upcoming] The European Court of Justice on 'Software' First Sale
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 15:11:00 +0100
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On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:45:24 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote...
> 
> Tim Jackson wrote:
> [...]
> > (Hint: Differences include the fact that one uses the term "lawfully
> > made" while the other doesn't.  Similarities include the fact that both
> > relate only to the sale or transfer or other disposal of "that copy".
> > Not to the creation of new copies from it.)
> 
> Uhh, silly Jackson... again: creation of new copies in the case of GCC
> is perfectly fine and unrestricted thanks to the GPL's reproduction
> permission.

But that still doesn't support your argument.  I've had enough of 
explaining why.  Goodbye.

> 
> As for the rest, go send a patch to wikipedia... <chuckles>
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright#The_first-sale_doctrine_and_exhaustion_of_rights
> 
> "The first-sale doctrine and exhaustion of rights
>  
> Main articles: First-sale doctrine and Exhaustion of rights
>  
> Copyright law does not restrict the owner of a copy from reselling
> legitimately obtained copies of copyrighted works, provided that those
> copies were originally produced by or with the permission of the
> copyright holder. It is therefore legal, for example, to resell a
> copyrighted book or CD. "

And this doesn't support your argument either.  Again, I've had enough 
of explaining why.  Goodbye.

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