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Re: Should the ASP loophole be fixed? (Re: The Affero license)

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 02:58:54PM -0500, David Turner wrote:
> > "The LPPL makes the controversial claim that simply having files on a
> > machine where a few other people could log in and access them in itself
> > constitutes distribution. We believe courts would not uphold this claim,
> > but it is not good for people to start making the claim."
> I wouldn't say it's distribution, but copying.

Probably illegal copying. I can use a friend's Windows box, and copy
COMMAND.COM to a floppy disk, but unless he has any idea what I'm doing,
I'm the one violating Microsoft's copyright.

If the same thing didn't apply when GPL'ed software was included, it'd be
effectively obligating you to distribute.


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