[cc-community] NC/ND

Patrick Anderson agnucius at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 20:51:47 EST 2011


Patrick Anderson wrote:
> A distributor of a GNU GPLed work who attempts to forbid
> commercial distribution or attempts to forbid derivatives is
> in violation of Copyright law.

I should clarify:  If the distributor is the Copyright holder of
that work, then they could dual-license that work, thereby
allowing themselves to add NC/ND restrictions to that copy
under *alternative* licensing conditions.

But notice, those alternate licensed copies would not be
under the jurisdiction of the GNU GPL.

Any copy distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL is
protected from downstream distributors attempting to
impose NC/ND restrictions.


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