"Alfred M\. Szmidt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

>    >    First, no third party (even the author of a GPLed work) can
>    >    give you permission to copy anything from a computer or medium
>    >    that is not your property.
>    >
>    > The owner of the computer/CD explcitly gave this permission by
>    > giving access to the content.  What part of the scenario do you
>    > simply not understand?
>    If I give some person the key to my apartment and ask him to fetch
>    a book from there, that does not mean that he gets all rights that
>    I as the owner of the apartment have.  It does not give him
>    permission to read my letters, even though the content of the
>    letters is not tangible property.
>    You still confuse "access" and "ownership".  The owner is the
>    licensee, nobody else.
> And you are confusing property with software.

What about "permission to read my letters" don't you understand?  You
are being singularly disingenuous.

> If I take your book, you loose the book.

Who is talking about the book?  We are talking about access to the
apartment, and perusal of letter contents.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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