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Re: review of package "inform"



"Joe Smith" <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> writes:

> "Jan Christoph Nordholz" <hesso@pool.math.tu-berlin.de> wrote in
> message 20080504171443.GA17220@pool.math.tu-berlin.de">news:20080504171443.GA17220@pool.math.tu-berlin.de...
> > Is the archive granting rights without the authors' consent here?
> > Or does such downloading fall under "fair use"?
> 
> The IF-archive has always existed for the express purpose of
> publishing author's Interactive fiction works, tools, and in some
> cases code. The very act of uploading a file fairly explicltly
> implies consent for personal use.

The question is, what does the copyright license explicitly allow?
"The act of uploading" isn't what grants freedom to the recipient.
Only the terms of the license (in combination with the copyright laws
of the recipient's jurisdiction) do that.

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 \     "To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to |
  `\                unlearn old falsehoods."  -- Robert Anson Heinlein |
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Ben Finney


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