Re: LGPL module linked with a GPL lib
On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > Anyway, the person who "recombines" the "film" and "track", in the
> > case of dynamic linking, is the *USER*, in the process of using the
> > program, and copyrights protection do not apply at that moment, as
> > per 17USC.
> You Are Wrong. Under US law, this is Contributory Infringement, which
> carries a full array of jail terms. SCOTUS just upheld it against
> Grokster a few weeks ago. Providing an automated system for users to
> perform infringing acts, with the sole intent of aiding them in
> performing those acts, is the same as doing them yourself.
But that doesn't apply in the case of automatic systems for users to do the
link. The GPL allows users to do what they want privately, so the users
aren't performing infringing acts themselves.