Subject: Re: OSD modification regarding what license can require of user
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 23:26:24 -0500 (EST)

John Cowan writes:
 > Russell Nelson scripsit:
 > 
 > > Copyright law already gives them permission to make derivative works.
 > 
 > That is not so.

http://cr.yp.to/softwarelaw.html

 > > They just can't *copy* them.  But they don't want to, and aren't going to.
 > 
 > The term "copyright" is not restricted to the exclusive right to make
 > copies (that is, to prevent others from making them).  It includes also
 > the exclusive rights to distribute, to publicly display, to publicly
 > perform, *and* to make derivative works based on the copyrighted work.

An ASP desires to do none of these.

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