Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 4/9/2010 2:29 PM, RJack wrote:
The GPL is preempted under U.S. copyright law
The GPL functions properly under US copyright law. The preemption of
state laws equivalent to copyright is irrelevant to the GPL.
as well as being unenforceable under the common law of contracts.
The GPL is not enforceable because it is a voluntary license which
need not be accepted.
Ah... I believe that's known in the vernacular as Pee Jays
However, absent its acceptance, there is no permission to copy and
distribute covered works, and anyone who does so is infringing
You can't accept illegal terms... the law refuses to enforce them.
Oh beautiful estoppel! Wondrous are your ways! You maketh my code
public domain! Oh fair estoppel!
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