GNU GPL and European law

Jan Schaumann jschauma at
Tue Nov 28 19:03:40 UTC 2000

David Mentr? <David.Mentre at> wrote:
> Jan Schaumann <jschauma at> writes:
> > (side-note: what "europe" are we talking about?  Only the countries of
> > the EU or the "physical" Europe?)?
> Does it really matter?

I assume that if FSFEurope eants to become a "real" organisation, it
will have to define itself in some sense. *shrug* Doesn't make a
difference to me.

> > If there is no exact equivalent, what is the closest thing and does it
> > guarantee that the GPL holds and is enforcable?
> No need to such a thing. Don't you think that all those world companies
> like Vivendi-Universal have not a way to enforce their copyright in
> _every_ country where they work in?

Good point. I rest your case ;-)

thanks to all who helped enlighten me.


Jan Schaumann <>

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