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

On Thursday 14 July 2005 09:46 am, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 09:38:25AM -0700, Sean Kellogg wrote:
> > But I'm not talking about USE, I'm talking about the possession of a copy
> > of the code.  You are not permitted to have a copy of the code without
> > permission under the law.  Period, end of story, except no substitutions.
> Please cite the part of copyright law that says this.

(s)106(1) - "(1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;"

Yes, I am aware that if you spontaneously HAVE a copy that its not 
infringement, it is the ACT of copying that is infringing.  And no, I'm not 
interested in those cases.  I am interested in cases where people are running 
apt-get and COPYING the code from the archives to their personal machines.  

As an aside, there is no such thing as having a copy unless there was, at some 
time, copying.  So the operative question is who is doing the copying and are 
they authorized to do so.


Sean Kellogg
3rd Year - University of Washington School of Law
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UW Service & Activities Committee Interim Chair 
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