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Re: Bug#317359: kde: ..3'rd "Help"->"About $KDE-app" tab calls the GPL "License Agreement", ie; a contract.

On Wednesday 13 July 2005 05:10 pm, Rich Walker wrote:
> "Sean Kellogg" <skellogg@u.washington.edu> writes:
> > "If individual A is authorized to distribute software, and individual B
> > initiates an action that results in a copy being made of that software
> > from A's distribution server, has B violated the original author's 106(1)
> > rights? Or, as I believe Glenn is suggesting (and may be right... 
> > question is really interesting) does the grant to distribute authorize B
> > to give others the right to copy in the process of distribution?"
> Given that Debian is a global distribution, perhaps your question
> should reference something other than local law?
> I checked '"106(1)" rights' on Google, and it appears to be a US legal
> concept. As far as the other 6.1 billion of us go, what is our position?

Umm...  you'll excuse me for only being a trained expert on one set of 
copyright laws.  Foolish me for only spending $30,000 to be trained in US 
law.  If others want to contribute non-US law, but all means, but I'm only 
going to speak to what I have knowledge in.


Sean Kellogg
3rd Year - University of Washington School of Law
Graduate & Professional Student Senate Treasurer
UW Service & Activities Committee Interim Chair 
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