Re: freedomization task list [was: Re: Dangerous precedent being
On 16 Dec 1999, Henning Makholm wrote:
> The license contained in the copy is just bits. Can bits make legal
> promises in American law? They certainly can't over here.
> In effect, the license contained in the copy is a "recording" of a
> statement the author made once in the past. Since that statement
> is not itself legally binding, the recording of said statement
> can't be, can it?
That depends on statutes and common law. I would be very interested in
having references to either supporting what Thomas is saying (not because
I doubt him, but because I'm interested in investigating the details).