Re: Linux and GPLv2
In message <20050324081041.GM536@zewt.org>, Glenn Maynard
On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 07:45:24AM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
Fair use is an American perversion. It does not exist in most of the
rest of the world in anything like the same form. Anything that relies
on the American notion of "fair use" is non-free, because in the UK
that means "Non-commercial use only".
Out of curiosity, what is it about fair use that makes you call it a
"perversion"? It may not be useful to Debian's purposes, but I have
a hard time looking down on things that weaken the strength of IP laws,
even if only by a little. (Perhaps it causes confusion about "what's
free enough" and all that, but that's the licensor's fault, not the law's.)
It's an American concept, that does not exist in Europe.
That's the problem - "fair use" only works in America.
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