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Re: copyright law vs. license text (Was: Honesty in Debian)

In message <[🔎] 1139858723.7340.28.camel@cajazeiras.matriz.oktiva.com.br> Daniel Ruoso <daniel@ruoso.com> writes:
> Em Sáb, 2006-02-11 às 13:46 -0500, Nathanael Nerode escreveu:
> > The problem is quite specifically that we have unmodifiable license
> > texts, not unmodifiable license terms. These texts are in Debian,
> > making it technically untrue that "Debian will remain 100% free."
> I have one single question... Does copyright law even applies to legal
> agreements and license terms? I'm pretty sure noone can be sued for
> using the terms someone used earlier, or even a modified version (as
> long as one doesn't pretend the modified version is the original), or
> even distributing it with some product...

In the USA copyright can be enforced even on laws:



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