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Re: GNU licenses

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 11:37:45 -0500
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Merijn de Weerd writes:
> The big question is: with the paragraph above, is the sole cause of
> action "breach of license" or is a separate action for copyright
> infringement also possible?

Action for copyright infringement is the only action.

> If someone accepts a license, then does not adhere to the terms, your
> sole action is to sue for breach. You can't say he is infringing, since
> you licensed him to do the acts. He just does not adhere to your
> conditions.

No.  You file against him for copyright infringement.  You don't mention
the license.  He then has to present the license as a defense.  When he
does so you argue that he has no license to do the things he is doing and
so is infringing your copyright.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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