Re: A possible GFDL compromise
On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>Fedor Zuev wrote:
>> 2) Can't be counted as accept any action that is not the
>>subject of the agreement. Subject of agreement in this case -
>>transfer of rights. Therefore, can't be counted as accept any
>>action, which you have statutory (directly from the law) right to
>>perform. Namely: installation from CD|DVD-ROM, quotation and
>>other fair use, backup, non-public (f.e. for single user) display
>>via electronic means (f.e. SSL).
>- in the UK, installation from CD requires permission from the copyright
>holder. There are no fair use provisions, either.
IMHO, this is slightly outdated revision of Act.
But you, as well, can use analogy with previous point.
You anyway can't read information directly from CD, without copying
it somewhere. So, to read GFDL you should have either statutory
right, or someone's explicit permission to copy.