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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Matthew Garrett wrote:

>Richard Stallman wrote:
>>    You have mistaken the objection.  There is no reason to think it would
>>    be a small fractional increase, especially since little parts of
>>    manuals--single paragraphs even--are useful reusable bits just in the
>>    way that single functions of Lisp are.
>>Reusing a single paragraph is fair use--you don't need to follow the
>>license conditions.

>As has been previously pointed out, fair use is far from a universal

	Berne Convention, art. 10 par. 1

>Within the United Kingdom, it doesn't exist,

	Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, art. 32.

>and copying a single paragraph from a GFDLed work would require me
>to fulfil the license conditions.


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