Re: GPL scripts with a GPL-incompatible interpreter
Henning Makholm <email@example.com> writes:
> Scripsit firstname.lastname@example.org (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
> > What matters is if it's part of a total pattern: if so, then anyone
> > who intended it to be part of such a total pattern is infringing,
> > even if their piece, in isolation, would not be.
> What must I say to communicate the message that the case you describe
> here is the *non-interesting* one?
Well, it's the one that matters. You want to rephrase it, and yet the
The bit about whether one of the steps has some important
non-infringing use does not make that step OK, because the relevant
fact is what the person who did it *intendend*, which is a question of
fact that a jury can decide.
If your intention was for it to be part of a complex, which is
infringing, then you are in violation, whether or not what you did
also happens to have some other use.
If it *doesn't* have some other use, then that is *excellent* evidence
of your intention, but it isn't the only way to demonstrate the