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Re: GPL and other licences


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL and other licences
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:04:17 +0100

Bernd Jendrissek wrote:
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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,

Respect, respect. Oh, you know, my GNU undercover handle is "alt".

> 
> >"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? 

It depends.
 
>                           Would I need a licence to make a legal copy
> of 'cp' if 'cp /proc/self/mem /tmp/newcp' actually did something useful?

Nope. You can now use "newcp" instead of you old "cp". Falls under 17 
USC 117.

regards,
alexander.


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