On 4/13/2010 1:34 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html "by [blah-blah], you indicate your acceptance of this License" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offer_and_acceptance#Communication_of_acceptance "It may be implied from the construction of the contract that the offeror has dispensed with the requirement of communication of acceptance ... acceptance may be inferred from conduct"
If someone copies and distributes GPL-covered code, it may be assumed that he accepts the GPL since he has no other permission to do so. If he wishes to claim that he did not accept the GPL, that's fine. He has then infringed on the copyrights of the covered work.
17 U.S.C. § 109(a)
The defendants are not distributing first-sale copies. They are copying and distributing GPL-covered works without complying with the GPL, and are therefore infringing on the copyright of the covered works. _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss