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