Graham Murray <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Stefaan A Eeckels <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > >> The assertion that the GPL gives you the right to make unlawful copies >> is obviously incorrect, as it is not a right the copyright holder can >> grant. > > GPL or otherwise, is the copyright holder not the only person who > *can* give permission to make copies?
Not quite. The copyright holder is the person who can create physical copies owned by himself without restriction. If he decides to transfer ownership of such copies, the subsequent owner of the received copies has both rights and restrictions making use of the content of his physical copy. Both rights and restrictions are determined by copyright law. The copyright holder can negotiate different conditions or unilaterally grant more rights. -- David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnufirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss