GPL Issue

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Sep 22 01:07:07 UTC 2010

dtemeles at scripsit:

> I defy anyone to provide a US-based statutory reference or court case  
> that stands for the proposition that there is such a beast as a  
> "copyright license" that is not by definition a contract subject to  
> state law.  

Until the FSF, nobody wanted such a thing: copyright holders were concerned
to enforce their copyrights strongly against all but a few licensees, whom
they bound by contract in various ways (notably to pay money, of course).

Note that nobody these days would clamor for fundamental laws        John Cowan
of *the theory of kangaroos*, showing why pseudo-kangaroos are   cowan at
physically, logically, metaphysically impossible.
Kangaroos are wonderful, but not *that* wonderful.     --Dan Dennett on zombies

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