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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?

On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 03:06:47PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG said:
= Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <galactus@stack.nl> writes:
= > This approach means that authors will be forced to accept
= > any kind of modifications, even those that directly go against
= > their artistic wishes. The US system thinks this is OK since
= > you got paid. The European system thinks this is not OK.
= *Forced*?  Forced exactly *how*?  At gunpoint?  In the US, and in
= Europe, a contract extracted at gunpoint is not valid.

Most  common  law  jurisdictions  I  have studied  treat  even  subtle
pressures, including  econimic threats as  'force'; you need  not show
that you signed with a gun at your head.

Mahesh T. Pai.

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