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SubjectRe: People, not GPL [was: Re: Driver Model]
On Fri Sep 12, 2003 at 04:58:03PM -0400, Timothy Miller wrote:
>
>
> David Schwartz wrote:
>
> > However, some people seem to be arguing that the GPL_ONLY symbols
> > are in
> >fact a license enforcement technique. If that's true, then when they
> >distribute their code, they are putting additional restrictions not in the
> >GPL on it. That is a GPL violation.
>
> Agreed. GPL_ONLY is not a license restriction. It is a technical issue.

I'll go even farther, and say that one might call the GPL_ONLY
symbols an "effective technological measure" that "effectively
controls access to a work" and "effectively protects a right of a
copyright owner ... in the ordinary course of its operation....".
Bypassing GPL_ONLY symbols, as recently advocated by David
Schwartz and Andre Hedrick, could be considered circumvention of
an effective technological measure. Remember Dmitry Sklyarov,
-Erik

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