Subject: RE: Open Source application GPL legality
From: dtemeles@nvalaw.com
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:34:07 -0400

 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:34:07 -0400
Thanks Larry,

I should also add that the US Copyright Act exempts certain acts from  
infringement - see, e.g., Section 117 which permits the creation of  
copies and adaptations in certain limited circumstances.

Quoting Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>:

>> > This is not always true.  Some restrictions constitute copyright
>> > misuse.
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>> Please explain.
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> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright misuse for a simple description.
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> /Larry
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>> -----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
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>> "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.
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>> Please explain.
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>> DES
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>> Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des@des.no
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