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Re: [News] SFLC Responds to Copyright Misconceptions, Presents Moglen Ta


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [News] SFLC Responds to Copyright Misconceptions, Presents Moglen Talk
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:12:37 +0100
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Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2/10/2010 10:39 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>> Erik Andersen's alleged (and fraudulent in fact) claim of ownership
>
> <http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Gaiman_v._McFarlane>
>     In addition to the copyright notices, McFarlane registered
>     copyright on the issues and the books.
>     ... McFarlane’s registrations no more revealed an intent to claim
>     copyright in Gaiman’s contributions, as distinct from McFarlane’s
>     own contributions as compiler and illustrator, than the copyright
>     notices did. The significance of registration is that it is a
>     prerequisite to a suit to enforce a copyright.
>
> GPL skeptics are so wrong, in so many ways.

That's an unfair characterization.  The bunch of lunatics posting here
does not bend reality either which way.  Every legal issue has its
bordercases where outcomes in court become hardly predictable.  Not the
ones our nutcases dream about, but there will be some eventually.

-- 
David Kastrup


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