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Re: Question about GPL theft


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Question about GPL theft
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:20:51 +0200
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address@hidden (Richard Tobin) writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
> Tin Tin <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>>> One of the BSDs copies some GPL'ed code and releases it under the BSD
>>> license.
>
>>What you stated has just happened.
>
> I think he knows about what happened.  He's asking who would be
> liable if Microsoft then used the BSD code.

Microsoft, of course.  If they paid somebody for the BSD licensing,
they might sue that person/party in turn for damages/non-fulfillment.
But that does not change that the copyright holder can ask a court to
stop Microsoft from distributing his software, and can claim damages
if he can make a plausible case for them.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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