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Re: You can't get a copy unless you accept the GPL [was: Re: libkrb53 - odd license term]

Scripsit Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it>
> > That is: I'm not required to accept the GPL if I simply want to download
> > (and install and use) a GPL'd piece of software.

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 12:52:37PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> If you want to *download* the sofware, then you'd better do it by the
> GPL's terms. "Downloading" implies that you are instructing some
> computer to make create a copy of the Work on your hard drive. Because
> computers, legally speaking, do not *do* anything by themselves, *you*
> are the one who are creating the copy on your hard drive. And creating
> a copy is smack in the middle of the copyright holder's legal
> monopoly.

Except, the copy is being made on the server.

It's true that the copy is being stored on the client, but it seems
meaningless to make a distinction between that copy and the copy on
the wire.


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