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A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
SCO's letter contains this: No one may use our copyrighted code except as authorized by us.
However, copyright doesn't limit something's use, just who can copy it. So, isn't this statement without legal merit?
SCO's copyright letter
Posted Dec 22, 2003 22:12 UTC (Mon) by pjs (guest, #10927)
Presumably SCO argues that all of their licensing agreements have imposed limits on how the code can be used. Then again, they've made all sorts of arguements that have been shown to be (mostly) bogus.
Of course, IANAL, so this is merely my impression from what I've read from what seem to be credible sources. The questions of "legal merit" or even the more pragmatic question of how one would settle or fight in the event of a real threat are beyond me. But it is clear that software vendors do utilize contract law to impose restrictions that copyright law would not.
Posted Dec 23, 2003 12:17 UTC (Tue) by hingo (guest, #14792)
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