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Re: GPL and other licences


From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 09:30:28 +0000 (UTC)
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In article <address@hidden>
"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:
>The employer cannot say that I am not allowed to do so, since that
>would violate the license.

The employer may not legally redistribute *and* then also require the
recipients to do foo and bar and not to do x and y.

But: it doesn't seem entirely clear that an employer giving an employee
a CD with which to do some work is, in fact, redistributing.  I the work
is to be done on machines owned by the employer, I suppose that is
definitely *not* redistribution.  OTOH if the work is to be done on the
employee's own machine, I wonder if that might require a pro forma
redistribution (into RAM) of an incidental copy, in which case the
employee *would* be redistributing (to hirself) *as an agent* of hir
employer.  Once sie has that copy, sie can do as sie pleases since the
employer has no right to impose further restrictions.  Or maybe not
(IANAL).

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