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

Alexander Terekhov alexander.terekhov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 15:34:35 UTC 2008

On Feb 12, 2008 9:24 AM, David Woolley <forums at david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
> Depends on the country.  The US ignores the incidental copying steps
> involved in running software.

US imposes statutory limitations on exclusive rights regarding
software. 17 USC 117.

> The UK does not, so, for example, you
> need a licence to copy from disk to RAM.


UK codified statutory limitations to exclusive rights akin to 17 USC
117 fifteen or so years ago.


"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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