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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 18:17:31 -0500
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Rjack wrote:
Interpretation of a copyright license as a contract makes all the difference in the world concerning enforcement.

This is false. See, for example, <>

where a court refused to dismiss a claim of copyright
infringement when a purchaser of a single-user license to access
online reading material allowed many people to access the

Huh? What the hell does your cited case have to 17 USC 301(a)?

17 USC sec. 301(a) *sometimes* preempts terms of copyright
contracts. The GPL happens to be one of them. That's the point
Hymen. Your Straw Man argument won't work Hymen.

falsely claim "victories" by the SFLC

In each case the SFLC has brought, the GPLed sources were made available by the defendants or their agents. This makes for true,
 not false, claims of victory.

This also justifies the SFLC lawyers sucking up big salaries from publicly contributed funds for claiming legal nonsense as

Much like programmers who distribute under the GPL, people choose
 to support organizations they like, and you have no claim to
their cash or time. The "public" who contributes to the SFLC are
people who believe that users should have the freedom to run,
read, modify, and share software.

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