Re: Mgetty should be in non-free?
Brian Ristuccia writes:
> I see "sell X" used pretty commonly as "sell X and all rights associated
> with X." If what you described was the only common usage, headlines like
> "Adobe buys GoLive" or the theoretical "Be, Inc. Buys Microsoft Windows"
> would make for pretty boring news articles.
But I didn't say it was the only common usage. In fact I mentioned that
authors say such things as "I sold my book to Doubleday". Which meaning is
intended is clear from context.
> Since selling a home transfers the rights to live in that home, and the
> right to sell it again in the future, it's not like this is a foriegn
> concept for most people.
A home is an object. You buy it, you get to use it and resell it. A book
is an object. You buy it, you get to use it and resell it.
> This is also why bestsellers say "Over 500,000,000 copies sold!" on the
> back cover,...
Or just "Over 500,000,000 sold!".
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