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OT: Fair Use not universal (Re: summary of software licenses in non-free)

[Setting MFT to debian-legal@lists.debian.org, as this discussion is
OT for -vote and -devel. Feel free to override as appropriate.]

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Sven Luther wrote:
> Let's drop does not allow modification, since there is not a single
> licence which will legally be able to stop you from modifying any
> piece of source code you may have, as long as you don't distribute
> it.

This assumes a jurisdiction which has a concept of "fair use"
rights. Apparently, there are jurisdictions that do not. [Copyright
systems with Droit d'Auteur wihtout specific "fair use" grants may
fall into this category.]

Don Armstrong

N: Why should I believe that?"
B: Because it's a fact."
N: Fact?"
B: F, A, C, T... fact"
N: So you're saying that I should believe it because it's true. 
   That's your argument?
B: It IS true.
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