Re: Linux and GPLv2
Andrew Suffield wrote:
Just to be clear: "fair use" means in USC 17 and in Brazilian "Author's
rights act", that copying any copyrighted work for: academic
quotation/commentary/study, parody and some others (I'll look it up
later) is granted, and without copyright protection. "First sale
doctrine" means that if you have some license, you can pass it along to
another party (losing your license, of course).
Fair use is an American perversion. It does not exist in most of the
rest of the world in anything like the same form. Anything that relies
on the American notion of "fair use" is non-free, because in the UK
that means "Non-commercial use only".