Subject: RE: Open Source application GPL legality
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:42:58 -0700

 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:42:58 -0700
> > This is not always true.  Some restrictions constitute copyright
> > misuse.
> 
> Please explain.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright misuse for a simple description. 

/Larry




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dag-Erling Smørgrav [mailto:des@des.no]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:30 AM
> To: David A. Temeles, Jr.
> Cc: 'John Cowan'; 'shd'; license-discuss@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: Open Source application GPL legality
> 
> "David A. Temeles, Jr." <dtemeles@nvalaw.com> writes:
> > "John Cowan" <cowan@ccil.org> writes:
> > > If you own the copyright on the software, you can release it under
> > > any license you please.  That's what it means to own something: you
> > > can set any conditions you like on others' use of it.
> > This is not always true.  Some restrictions constitute copyright
> > misuse.
> 
> Please explain.
> 
> DES
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> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des@des.no