Sorry for the extra post, but I thought it prudent I mention that I am 
not a lawyer, no pretend to be.

On 13-Sep-05, at 3:13 AM, Jeremy Tregunna wrote:

>
> On 12-Sep-05, at 10:41 PM, debbie / theanimaro.com wrote:
>> I don't understand how that conflicts with my idea of "you must submit
>> any changes you make to the author, even if you aren't distributing 
>> the
>> application to anyone".
>
> Well your idea here wouldn't stand up in a court of law (in the USA or 
> Canada, probably other countries depending on their "Fair Use" 
> copyright provisions). I can, for example, take a piece of your 
> software and redistribute it under the "Fair Use" copyright provision 
> under some circumstances (for example, parody); and not be hindered by 
> your copyright on that code, so how do you expect to be able to 
> enforce this? Most copyright laws allow for a handful of situations 
> where copyright may be "circumvented" (not the right word, but I can't 
> think of the right word right now); and in these cases, you have no 
> rights to enforce any of the rights granted to you under copyright 
> law. I suggest you consult the copyright law in your country for more 
> information on these restrictions (if they exist).
>
>> Remember, I'm not talking about typical desktop software here; I'm
>> talking about server software. I don't want people using my code base
>> to
>> create competing game servers that are closed-source; that's all...
>
> The law doesn't care (in most jurisdictions I'm familiar with) if 
> you're writing a poem or a piece of software, it's all the same under 
> copyright law. So naturally, the distinction between "server software" 
> and "desktop software" does not exist.
>
> --
> Jeremy Tregunna
> jtregunna / blurgle.ca
>
> "If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must 
> be the process of putting them in." --Dykstra
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Jeremy Tregunna
jtregunna / blurgle.ca

"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be 
the process of putting them in." --Dykstra