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Re: Running modified GPL software on a server


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Running modified GPL software on a server
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 12:55:11 +0100
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> John Hasler wrote:
> [...]
>> No.  You are only required to give copies of the source to those you give
>> copies of the binaries to.  
>
> 17 USC 109 disagrees. The owner of a lawfully made copy is ENTITLED, 
> WITHOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNER, to sell or otherwise 
> dispose of the possession of that copy.

"lawfully made", "dispose of", "possession".  It is clear that this
applies to physical copies acquired in an exchange of interest with
the copyright holder, not to things you duplicated yourself.  For
those copies, your rights are restricted by the license.  The GPL
allows you distributing such copies _under_ _the_ _GPL_, _including_
the source code (or rights to it).  Copyright law does not permit you
to do any distribution of them without license.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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