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Re: Settlements


From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Settlements
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 07:44:18 -0600
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David Kastrup writes:
> There has been some deadline in the 70s or so when things were the
> other way round, so if you get hold of material definitely published
> before that time by an _authorized_ publisher and without copyright
> notices, you might be successful with that defense.

That's what got AT&T on BSD Unix.

> Other than that: slim chance.

Which is what I said: You _might_ manage innocent infringement.  But, as
I noted, it would be pointless because you would still have to come into
compliance or cease distributing which is all that the SFLC demands
anyway.  Innocent infringement merely reduces the penalties.  It is not
a free pass for copyright infringement.
-- 
John Hasler 
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Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA


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