(OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sat Feb 9 13:35:48 UTC 2008

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> When I was last challenged with same request (to test my "theory") a
> couple of years ago, I've ordered (for USD 0 because it was
> pre-release beta stuff or something) a bunch of winxp64 downloads from
> Microsoft's online shop (I was not required to accept MS' EULA in
> order to obtain copies) and resold one of them on a CD for EURO 6.50
> on ebay. Item 7133325141.
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnu-misc-discuss/2004-12/msg00095.html
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnu-misc-discuss/2005-03/msg00084.html
> The rest 14 copies went to Debians.
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/01/msg00466.html
> And I'm still not in prison. How come?

Well, that settles it.  Clearly, if you performed an act, and your house 
was not immediately swarmed by SWAT, that act must be legal.

Matt Flaschen

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