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Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:15:05 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Hyman Rosen wrote:
>> 
>> On 4/13/2010 11:30 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
>> > And the contract laws (not the copyright act) provide remedies for
>> > breach of established (enforcable/valid) rules you idiot.
>> 
>> Copyright is its own law, and specifies the nature of
>> infringement and penalties for it, including for
>> injunctions to prevent further infringement. Aside
>> from statutory and actual damages, copyright infringers
>> are not permitted to continue infringing.
>
> Implicit in a nonexclusive copyright license is the promise not to sue
> for copyright infringement.

A promise to licensees availing themselves of the license.  Without any
attempt to honor the license conditions, it's for the court to determine
whether to consider the defendant as an unrelated party.

-- 
David Kastrup


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