encforceability of Open Source Licences (Re: (OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory)

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Tue Feb 12 08:24:35 UTC 2008

Rick Moen wrote:
> You're aware that _usage_ of software is not controlled by copyright law
> at all?  Once someone has lawful possession of a creative work,

Depends on the country.  The US ignores the incidental copying steps 
involved in running software.  The UK does not, so, for example, you 
need a licence to copy from disk to RAM.

Of course, this whole debate is about US law.

David Woolley
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