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Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 01:38:25 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: copyright and license statements

On 02/03/2012 01:28 AM, jfoug wrote:
>> "In the absence of an express transfer of the copyright or of any rights
>> under it, the owner of copyright in the collective work is presumed to
>> have acquired only the privilege of reproducing and distributing the
>> contribution as part of that particular collective work, any revision of
>> that collective work, and any later collective work in the same series."
> 
> Since you are Russian, and the software 'originated' from Russia, then why
> does US law play into play here???  Is it due to where GPL is licensed?
> 
> I am also not a lawyer, hence my query.

Apart from goodwill, there are international agreements:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_copyright_agreements
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_copyright_relations_of_Russia


But I am also not a lawyer, thank God! :)

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