[darcs-users] Copyright law [was: Typo: s/at/all/. (and 1 more)]

Trent W. Buck trentbuck at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 03:58:23 UTC 2009


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 12:41:12PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Trent W.Buck writes:
> 
>  > (Remember: without a license declaration, it's a violation of
>  > copyright law for us to have work in the Darcs repository!)
> 
> Wrong.  It's not illegal at all, [...] we're talking about torts
> (causing damage to the owner of property), not violations of law.
> This is like playground basketball: if the "victim" doesn't
> complain, there was no foul.
> 
> Just don't spread (unintentional, I'm sure) FUD about what the law
> says.

Thanks for the clarification.  It's certainly the case that *I* don't
understand this stuff fully.  I'll try to remember to use more vague
terms like "naughty" in future instead of "illegal" to avoid this
inaccuracy :-)


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