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From: Fredrik Jagenheim <humming@...>
Subject: Re: avifile ebuild requires divx4linux and win32codecs on x86
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 11:21:24 +0200
On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:56:57AM +0200, Jon Lech Johansen wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2003 at 10:38:20AM +0200, Fredrik Jagenheim (humming@...) wrote:
> > Which, in a twist of irony, makes /him/ guilty of copyright
> > infringement.
> 
> Heard about fair use?

Yeah, I know. Making a commentary on copyrighted works falls under the fair use
clause. I should've added a smiley on that.

OTOH, to get back to the real point; If you are giving away your
copyrighted works for free, for the intent purpose of all users to
freely use your program, without shipping a license, or even a note,
on how this program may be distributed, I think you've made it pretty
clear that, unless you tell the offending parties otherwise, you have
no problems with it being redistributed.

It would be a totally different thing if gentoo earned money on the
codecs (which the distribution doesn't), if there was a notice on how
redistribution is restricted (like all papers do) or if there was some
legal blurb that had to be clicked through (like the sun-jdk). Now
there is nothing of this, and as you have already sent mails to the
legal departments of apple and microsoft and made them aware of this
potential problem, I think we should just sit down and wait for their
reaction.

//H

-- 
To segfault is human; to bluescreen moronic. 

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