Re: Against DRM 1.0
Alexander Terekhov wrote:
On 4/10/06, Lewis Jardine <email@example.com> wrote:
The GPL uses this language because it is intended to apply not only to
derivative works, but also to works that aren't derivative but do
contain the work.
The intent is that if you somehow make and distribute a work that is not
derivative of the program, but somehow contains the program, you only
have the right to distribute the program if you comply with the GPL. If
the work is not 'merely aggregated', you must license the program and
the work-that-is-not-derivative-of-it-but-contains-it compatibly with
the GPL. If you don't, you're in breach of the GPLed work's copyright.
The GPL is not magically making your not-derivative-work a derivative
work, but instead restricting your distribution of the GPLed work.
That the GPL can restrict the distribution alongside a non-derivative
work of a work covered by it, and thereby restrict the distribution of
the whole compilation is generally accepted; legal wrangling on the
subject has been confined to the the meaning and implications of the
phrase 'mere aggregation'.
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