[MPlayer-dev-eng] KiSS of copyright
christof at buergi.lugs.ch
Fri Mar 26 20:51:53 CET 2004
D Richard Felker III sagte:
> Your law, not mine. I speak of US law.
Unless you are able to claim damages (real damages, not punitive
damages), european law applies.
> Read paragraph 5:
> No mention of running the program. In fact, if you READ the FAQs and
> such on the FSF's website, you'll see that this is the intent.
Your point being?
> Then it's illegal to use GPL software in Europe. :))
> Because...the GPL NEVER, AT ANY POINT gives you permission to "use"
> the program!
"The act of running the Program is not restricted."
Looks pretty much like a permission to me.
> It doesn't matter if it's considered an agreement. What matters is
> that you're required to do it to get the source, and that's an
> additional restriction.
I have doubts that a judge would consider the requirement to press one
more button before downloading the software to be a restriction.
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