GNU GPL and European law
zarrelli at linux.it
Mon Nov 27 15:12:32 UTC 2000
Il giorno 16:01, lunedì 27 novembre 2000, Jan Schaumann ha scritto:
> But I got a question:
> Just the other day I found out that in Germany, there is no such thing
> as a "Copyright" - the "Copyright" is an american thing. The closest
> thing in Germany would be the "Urheberrecht", IIRC.
<evil grin tag>
If Microsoft can sell in Europe, some kind of patent must hold.
</evil grin tab>
> Now my question is, if there is no equivalent to the US-Copyright, does
> the GNU GPL hold in Europe?
The copyright does hold. In Italy, like everywhere it exhists. Names are
different, some terms differ, but the core meaning is the same...
Dr. Giorgio Zarrelli
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