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Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?


From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: Did I finally figure out the rationale?
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 19:56:22 +0100

Qua, 2007-05-30 às 20:33 -0700, mike3 escreveu:
> On May 28, 2:39 pm, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Seg, 2007-05-28 às 12:04 -0700, mike3 escreveu:
> >
> > > And therefore the GPL is more of a copyright license, whereas the MS-
> > > EULA
> > > is more of a contract -- since the MS-EULA _takes away_ rights one
> > > would
> > > otherwise have, whereas the GPL _grants_ rights one would otherwise
> > > _not_ have.
> >
> > Why... I argue that perhaps MS-EULA would be illegal in most copyright
> > laws were it not for all those "except where prohibited by law" :)
> >
> 
> So are you saying the copyright law is too restrictive?

Well, you see... do write a book. Do you know what copyright law says
about that book you wrote?
Nobody but you can copy it.
Only you can say who can copy it.

In order for publishers to copy it and distribute it (by selling
copies), you need to authorize them to do that.

Or you may be weak enough in order to assign (by contract) your
copyrights to them.

Or you could publish it as a Free Book.

Or you could make it in the public domain.

Or you could burn the only copy.

Doesn't this look restrictive?

Rui

-- 
+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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