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Re: GNU licenses

From: Merijn de Weerd
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 20:05:44 +0200
User-agent: slrn/ (FreeBSD)

On 2006-09-03, John Hasler <> wrote:
> Merijn de Weerd writes:
>> 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.

To which he'd respond that he is not infringing your copyright
since he has a license that authorizes him to do the acts in
question. The only issue is whether his performance of his side
of the contract is adequate. That's contract, not copyright law.


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