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Enforcing the GNU general public licence: copyright or contract?

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The GNU General Public Licence (GPL) is one of the most widely used licences in the field of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Principally a legal document drafted to facilitate the development, use and transfer of software, the licence also embodies a strong ideological character that seeks to challenge the paradigmatic representation of software as property. At its core, the GPL places great emphasis on the licensee’s freedom to view, use, modify and distribute a covered work. Howeve...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Law
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Law
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SSD
Department:
Law
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
MSt
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2015-02-20

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