EU Copyright..

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Sat May 4 21:43:31 UTC 2002

* Jaime E Villate writes:

> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 07:17:36PM +0200, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
>> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 06:14:59PM +0100, John Tapsell wrote: > >
>> 5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups > > The license must
>> not discriminate against any person or group of > > persons.
>> > 
>> > What does it mean to discriminate against a group of people btw?
>> > If I said this program cannot be used by anyone who has no access
>> to PC's, > would I be discriminating?
>> Yes.

> Notice that in item 8 of the GPL is not "the license" who is
> discriminating against anyone; it is just a reminder that somebody
> else (for instance a paranoid state who thinks comunists are
> dangerous criminals) has decided to forbid some individuals to have
> equal access to technology. It is not the holder of the copyright
> who has decided that.
Wrong, please read the section again. A communist is a person, it specifically
states a geographical territory, not a group of people.

Alfred M. Szmidt

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