[clug] sec: unclassified - Samba Team, on SCO and sweet irony
pjl124 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Fri Aug 22 14:15:30 EST 2003
Hmmm...Now that I think about it, that does sound right. Copyrights is about
the right to copy a work, to distribute it etc. But still, what legal status
do EULAs have? EULAs put restrictions on how you can use a program. I
always thought that was given legal status under copyright law?
Still I guess I stand corrected ^_^. So I guess what I should have said, that
without a contract they do not have the right to copy or distribute the
intellectual property that belongs to the Samba group.
>I have a problem with this. Copyright gives the copyright owner control
>over how a work is copied - the act of copying only. The contract is
>usually between the copyright holder and the copier, not the user.
>Copyrights do not control the copies, only the copying. Controlling the
>copies themselves is a license or contract issue. Probably between the
>copier and the user. Certainly with printed media like books - the author
>cannot demand people give back books they have bought (Can they? IANAL). If
>a book has been copied illegally and sold can the copyright owners demand
>the copies back from users or is their argument with the copiers only?
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