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Re: GPL and other licences


From: Bernd Jendrissek
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:42:16 +0000 (UTC)
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In article <address@hidden> Alexander Terekhov
<address@hidden> wrote:
>Bernd Jendrissek wrote:
>> 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
>
>Hey GnuPGP junkie,

Hey Armenian Thanksgiving Turkey,

>"redistribution (into RAM)" is covered by 17 USC 117 (and equivalent
>"Limitations on exclusive rights: Computer programs" copyright
>provisions in all WIPO nations). It doesn't need a license.

I didn't say it did.

Do you need a licence for any copies you may make subsequent to putting
one into RAM for running?  Would I need a licence to make a legal copy
of 'cp' if 'cp /proc/self/mem /tmp/newcp' actually did something useful?

- -- 
Problems experienced downstream are symptoms of neglect upstream.
Upstream problems can only be solved upstream. - someone
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