[Bf-committers] GPL or (c) infringement?

Bart bart at neeneenee.de
Thu Mar 10 11:02:56 CET 2005

Hi Ton,

found that:

Its supported from the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).
It is free law support and featured from  Eben Moglen.

And there is the The Free Software Foundation - Big Brother of the GPL.

Ton Roosendaal wrote:

> Hi,
> For the License diehards out here; a while ago we discovered a  
> "company" reselling Blender and Gimp under its own name;
> http://www.luxuriousity.com/3d.htm
> He's advertising and selling on ebay.com with this as well. Just today  
> I received a mail from a victim of this spoof, telling Luxuriosity  
> didn't give refunds.
> Apart from infringing copyright of used images, and false claims (these  
> images have been made by...), does GPL allow you to fully rebrand and  
> repackage a product without crediting the origins? And if so, then how  
> do copyright laws protect against such spoofs?
> -Ton-
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