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Re: [dvd-discuss] You can go swimming, but....

On Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 05:13  PM, Dean Sanchez wrote:

> I would argue (probably unsuccessfully in today's climate regarding IP) 
> that you shouldn't be able to add additional restrictions upon 
> copyrighted material.  The act of copyrighting implicitly invokes a 
> social contract that limits your ability to place such restrictions.  
> If you want such restrictions, then don't copyright the material.  
> Protect it yourself.
How might your argument apply to the GPL? The GNU foundation argues that 
while use of a program does not infringe on copyright, the modification 
and distribution of the programs do infringe on the copyright holders 
exclusive rights-- hence the FSF are free to dictate terms-- terms that 
may include what Microsoft calls "viral" licensing.