Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. rod at cyberspaces.org
Fri Mar 24 01:21:53 UTC 2000

In a word, the answer to your question is NO.

I am sure you have heard of "UCITA" by now. The purpose of this proposed
uniform legislation is to set the ground rules for contracts involving
information transactions. In the software world (and some others) the term
license refers to a type of contract. Consequently, you CAN violate the
terms of a license and doing so is often referred to as a breach of

The points about permissive copyright and other such... are not relevant to
the legal significance of the term *license*

Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M.
rod at cyberspaces.org

> For *legal* purposes, is the phrase "Violation of GPL" incorrect?

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