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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003, at 15:38 US/Eastern, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:

Both of these example licenses offer me a trade: they will permit me
to do certain things otherwise forbidden by copyright law (i.e., copy the
program onto my computer)

This is quite off-topic, but if that is an essential step of using the program, then copyright law does allow you to do that. See Title 17, Sec. 117(a).

At least in the US, that is. Others have noted that, for example, the UK is different.

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