(OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 18:07:42 UTC 2008

On Feb 9, 2008 5:48 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Matthew Flaschen (matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu):
> [Terenkov snipped]

Terekhov, please.

> > Well, that settles it.  Clearly, if you performed an act, and your house
> > was not immediately swarmed by SWAT, that act must be legal.
> There are companies that don't give a damn in general about unauthorised ... Microsoft

Eh? Sorry Rick, but all of my MS' downloads were authorised.

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I've ordered it multiple times.


"Notwithstanding Jacobsen's confused discussion of unilateral
contracts, bilateral contracts, implied licenses, "licenses to the
world" and "bare" licenses in his Appellant's Brief, the issue at hand
is fairly simple."

 -- Brief of Appellees (CAFC 2008-1001).

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