GPL Issue

David Woolley forums at
Mon Sep 20 21:16:57 UTC 2010

Cinly Ooi wrote:

> Well, if the user does not accept the license, he cannot use the 
> software, with this I mean he cannot do either of the two activities 
> ('use' and 'distribute') you described. Period.
In the UK, it is the case that using software is protected by copyright, 
but my understanding is that in the USA this is not the case, and the 
GPL is drafted with that situation in view.

David Woolley
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