For GPL it's ever easier
Posted Aug 15, 2008 7:22 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: ``Economic benefit'' a time bomb?
Parent article: Why the JMRI decision matters
US Code Collection, Title 17 (copyrights), Chapter 1, Section 101: 'Definitions': 'The term "financial gain" includes receipt, or expectation of receipt, of anything of value, including the receipt of other copyrighted works.'
GPL is created around this "expectation of receipt" of other copyrighted works. It's GPL's much discussed "viral nature". When the law itself claims it's called financial gain it's kinda hard to imply it's not "economic benefit". But yes, if you'll find gullible judge anything is possible - but that's the fact of life.
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