But you did not receive a copy. You received the instruction to do something with your principal's property.
And since the license applies to the _software_, and the license explicitly grants the rights to redistribute, I am allowed to do so. But you are not the lawful owner (or have lawful possession) of the CD. You're merely using it to execute your job. You don't need to be the lawful owner of the CD, the license applies to the softrawre, not the CD. Please see section 0 of the GPL. > And since the employeer gave me access, leagl such, to the > content of the CD, then I can lawfully make a copy of that > content. If he transferred ownership of the copy to you, yes. If he merely instructed you to install the software on one of his computers, no. No, he doesn't need to transfer the ownership of the copy. He can simply give me access to the content. Again, Alfred, the license is an agreement between you and the owner of the software. And once again, software cannot be owned. It is an agreement between me and the _copyright_holder_. The license is not part of the software. It is infact part of the software. I suggest you read the following: 0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under the terms of this General Public License. The "Program," below, refers to any such program or work, and a "work based on the Program" means either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law: that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term "modification.") Each licensee is addressed as "you." Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does. Cheers. _______________________________________________ Gnu-misc-discuss mailing list Gnufirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss