Re: "object code" in the GPL and printed copies
On 1/18/06, Frank Küster <email@example.com> wrote:
> (BTW I'm subscribed, no need to Cc)
Setup your Mail-Followup-To as you see fit.
[... GPL would not allow distribution on paper at all ...]
Really? Nobody shall be surprised that it's knows as GNU legal
> What does the law say about distributing printed copies of things (PDF
> files, cool pictures, whatever) that you do not have any license for -
> may I print a picture from any website and hang it up on the university
Depends. Fair use and right to public display (on a public blackboard)
aside for a moment, if "whatever" was distributed (not merely displayed)
by means of electronic transfer, then a lawfully made tangible copy of
a digitally downloaded work (printed copies) is clearly subject to
distribution under First Sale.