[linux-elitists] SCO claims the GPL is invalid...?

Adam Kessel adam@bostoncoop.net
Thu Aug 14 07:00:24 PDT 2003


On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 07:44:43AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> It's in the Inquirer, so it must be true:
> [...]
> 	How does that work then? According to Heise, federal law only lets
> 	people make a single backup copy of software, and that makes the
> 	GPL void under US law.

Gosh, this is great. Does this also mean that all shrinkwrap/clickwrap
licenses are preempted by federal copyright law? Or that unlimited site
licenses are also void? Or licenses that allow you to install software on
many computers as long as it's only running one at a time?

By the way, be sure to check out today's (8/14) Foxtrot:

http://www.ucomics.com/foxtrot/index.phtml
-- 
Adam Kessel
http://bostoncoop.net/adam
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