Re: Should the ASP loophole be fixed? (Re: The Affero license)
Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 01:15:26AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > David Turner <email@example.com> writes:
> > > 4. Fundamental rights include the right to deny to *non-users* of the
> > > software, access to the source code for the software
> > No, this misstates my position. Possessors of the software, whether
> > users or not, should have access to the source code.
> Of course, now we're into that wonderful can of worms where we attempt
> to apply the concept of "possession" to something that is utterly
Not at all! "possession" here refers to the physical copy, which is,
in fact, physically instantiated, and it is that physical
instantiation to which copyright law attaches.