Copyright law defines what constitutes "distribution"
Posted May 23, 2007 23:32 UTC (Wed) by MathFox
In reply to: Copyright law defines what constitutes "distribution"
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Copyright law also covers "public performance" and a case can be made that running software on a publicly available computer (for instance a webserver) constitutes public performance of the program.
IANAL and I know that the details of the law vary by country... Affero might be stretching the GPL a bit, certainly not recommended for every application, but it is founded on the letter of the law.
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