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Re: Can a recipients rights under GNU GPL be revoked?

On 28/01/19 3:32 AM, John Hasler wrote:
> Note that under USA law the right to *use* (including the right to make
> such transient and temporary copies as might be required for effective
> use) a copy of a program of which one is a legitimate owner is automatic
> and requires no license.

IANAL, but ok. But what defines a 'legitimate owner'? No ownership
rights are generally transferred with a piece of software, right?

>  Thus if someone gives (or sells) a copy

... and I understand that if there's no consideration paid, there's no
legal contract, right?

I'm paraphrasing from recent comments by someone who claims to be a
lawyer, posting on The Register. They also claim that promissory
estoppel claims are generally hard to win.

NB I'm in New Zealand, so whatever laws apply here may well be different


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