(OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sat Feb 9 14:56:58 UTC 2008

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2008 2:35 PM, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
>> 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.
> Are you falsely implying that the act was illegal?

What I'm "implying" is that your argument is specious.

> Feel free to bring this to the attention of Microsoft Legal, then. And let me know what they will tell you. TIA.

It's not my job to enforce Microsoft's copyright, and I don't see how 
any of this is relevant to this list.

Matt Flaschen

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