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Re: choice of law clauses and GPL


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: choice of law clauses and GPL
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:31:48 +0000 (UTC)
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> wrote:

> Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> [...]
>> This has nothing to do with the topic at hand.  The modified GPL license
>> for a piece of code says disputes are governed by Californian law, so
>> there is nothing for the X judge to resolve here.  Supposing I was sued
>> for allegedly breaching the licence.  Please explain to me the process I
>> would have to invoke to get the dispute settled under California law in
>> a court in Nuremberg.  

> http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/justice_freedom_security/judicial_cooperation_in_civil_matters/l33109_en.htm
> http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:41980A0934:EN:HTML
> http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verordnung_(EG)_Nr._593/2008_(Rom_I)

Thanks Alex.  These pages are lacking specificity to the question I
raised.  There might be something in there relevant to copyright
licences, there might not.  Citing these URLs doesn't address my
question.

> regards,
> alexander.

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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