loophole in the GPL?
jread at semiotek.com
Thu Mar 30 21:25:04 UTC 2000
On Thu, Mar 30, 2000 at 12:56:54PM -0800, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> Mmmm, I think you're glossing over what "your copy" means here. I imagine
> that you're referring to the "first sale" doctrine, which restricts the
> ability of copyright holders to restrict resale of copies _that they
> sell_. First sale does not restrict the ability of copyright holders to
> restrict resale of copies _that other people make_.
OK, that's the answer I was looking for. So, why can't book sellers
restrict the resale of books by selling a copy to a distributor, and
letting the distributor make the copies that are sold to the public?
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