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Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.

David Schwartz wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 08:07:03PM -0700, David Schwartz wrote:

>> The way you stop someone from distributing part of your work is
>> by arguing that the work they are distributing is a derivative
>> work of your work and they had no right to *make* it in the first
>>  place. See, for example, Mulcahy v. Cheetah Learning.

> Er, that's one way, but not *the* way.  I could grant you
> permission to create derivatives of my work, but not to
> redistribute them.  To stop you from distributing them, I'd argue
> that you had no right to distribute them--you *did* have the right
> to make it in the first place.

 You could do that be means of a contract, but I don't think you could
 it do by means of a copyright license. The problem is that there is
 no right to control the distribution of derivative works for you to
 withhold from me.
Wrong, sorry. Copyright is a *monopoly* on some activities (copy, distribution of copies, making *and* distribution of derivative works).


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