Ok thanks for the clarification.
The GPL does not include those types of files which render on the client side.
What we are really looking at is of whether an extension can be published to the JED that limits my rights (as outlined in the GPL) in anyway to modify and or redistribute the extension once distributed to me. The answer to this question, as per the following, seems to be no.
Let us look at some items under list C2.1 of the JED Entries License Checklist:
3. Limit use per domain/installation? Publishable on the JED: NO
4. Limit code modifications? Publishable on the JED: NO
5. Limit distribution of extension? Publishable on the JED: NO
And most importantly:
7. Limit usage of non GPL media files to a domain/installation? Publishable on the JED: NO
I feel strongly that these above rules were created to protect users from the exact situation that I encountered. These rules are there to protect me and anyone else from having the right to redistribute a Joomla Extension from the JED taken away or in anyway suppressed.
Most importantly any Extension including a split license whereby proprietary licensing measures restrict my rights to modify or redistribute the extension is in violation of multiple items in C2.1 of the JED Entries License Checklist.
In light of the above I will ask the following question:
Thank you for your time.
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