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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 7/14/05, Humberto Massa Guimarães <humberto.massa@almg.gov.br> wrote:
> ** Michael K. Edwards ::
> > Sean's a little bit right here (is that like a little bit
> > pregnant?), in that copies made without authorization are in
> > principle subject to seizure and forfeiture no matter who is
> > presently holding them.  AIUI (IANAL), that's true of stolen and
> > converted property generally and specifically, under 17 USC 509,
> > of copies whose unauthorized creation and distribution rises to
> > the level of criminal infringement under 506(a).
> Michael, I normally agree with you, but you are way off-base this
> time. He was referring to copies that were LAWFULLY acquired from a
> LICENSED distributor.

But I was referring to "copies made without authorization".  I thought
I'd made it clear in other messages that I think that, absent knowing
collusion in a fraudulent scheme, it is not the recipient's problem to
obtain that authorization.

- Michael

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