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Re: Software Fictional Licensing Center (SFLC) Files Another Round of GP


From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Software Fictional Licensing Center (SFLC) Files Another Round of GPL Violation Lawsuits
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:37:21 -0700
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In article <address@hidden>,
 rjack <address@hidden> wrote:
> These settlements concern BusyBox source code that has never been 
> registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. The plaintiffs obviously have 
> no standing to file these frivolous suits:

Wait a second.  What is the country of origin for the software?  The 
rules are different if its origin is a Berne country that is not the 
United States.

(They'd still need to register if they wanted statutory damages and 
attorney fees, and registration within five years of creating the work 
give a rebuttable presumption that the copyright is valid and you are 
the owner, which is a nice thing to have).

-- 
--Tim Smith


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