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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 16:10:35 +0100

David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:
> 
> > Arnoud writes:
> >> I've never seen a US case involving the GPL come to a verdict.  Of course
> >> there are the German cases, but given the different legal system you can
> >> hardly compare the outcome there to the USA.
> >
> > In the USS defendants who know they are going to lose settle out of court.
> 
> Well, according to rjack, defendants who would have the case thrown out
> of court (for lack of plaintiff's standing) prefer to settle instead.
> 
> Why they would do that is a bit mysterious, though.  Maybe the lawyers
> fear that they'll lose their job once they win in court?

There are many reasons why defendants prefer to settle even if they 
believe that their lawyers will win in court.

regards,
alexander.

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