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Re: Open source licenses upheld

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Open source licenses upheld
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:59:51 -0700
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In article <>,
 Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> Drunken self-contradictory idiots. 
> "If a downloader does not assent to these conditions stated in the
> COPYING file, he is instructed..."
> One doesn't assent to conditions precedent. One assents to covenants
> (contractual restrictions). And breach of covenants doesn't create
> copyright liability.
> Utter bullshit ruling.

You'd have a good point if the alleged copyright liability was for 
downloading the file.  However, the copyright liability is for what the 
defendant did with the file AFTER downloading.

--Tim Smith

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