Subject: Re: termless copyright and patents
From: <stephen@xemacs.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 18:00:14 +0900

Ben Tilly writes:

 > Um, copyright law grants copyright owners more rights than just
 > control over copying.

Sure.  But all of those rights derive from finer control of copying
("you may copy for purpose A but not purpose B", as in the GPL, where
a typical B is "for resale without source"), or from acts essential to
the act of copying (the extension of copyright law to protection of
access control by the DMCA).