Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 4/16/2010 2:37 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
An invalid/void/unenforceable contract (the GPL) is always an invalid/void/unenforceable contract (the GPL).

The GPL is not a contract but a copyright license, and it is
copyright infringement to copy and distribute GPL-covered works
without complying with the GPL.

-- "Whether express or implied, a license is a contract 'governed
by ordinary principles of state contract law.'"; McCoy v.
Mitsuboshi Cutlery, Inc., 67. F.3d 917, (United States Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1995) --

-- "Although the United States Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.  101-
1332, grants exclusive jurisdiction for infringement claims to the
federal courts, those courts construe copyrights as contracts and
turn to the relevant state law to interpret them."; Automation by
Design, Inc. v. Raybestos Products Co., 463 F.3d 749, (United
States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2006) --

RJack :)
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