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Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:15:31 -0000

David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > [...]
> >>                                       if you choose not to comply with
> >> licensing conditions, the license just does not apply.
> >
> > I'm just curious, what "automatically terminate" does
> >
> > http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2009/busybox-complaint-2009-12-14.pdf
> >
> > then talking about, in your view, oh paragon of GNUtardiness dak?
> 
> Narrows down the number of silly excuses one has to deal with in court.
> Also gives some punch to deal with "feet-draggers" who come into
> compliance once in court, but before settlement.  Without such a clause,
> they would have little incentive to settle and pay the court costs of
> the plaintiff.
> 
> I consider this clause somewhat problematic, since one can't terminate a
> license before it has been established.  If a defendant wants to claim
> copyright violation (for example, because the distributed code was put
> there by an unauthorized party), he might end up facing punishment for
> infringement (possibly stopping redistribution as one remedy) without
> paying the plaintiffs legal expenses.
> 
> However, without such a clause, chances for monetary retrieval of such
> costs appear even worse.  It's not a perfect shot, but probably better
> than none at all.

What are you smoking, dak?

regards, 
alexander. 
       
P.S. "Every computer program in the world, BusyBox included, exceeds the
originality standards required by copyright law."

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P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

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