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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 09:38:41 -0500
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
On this page
Verizon continues to distribute GPL'd works in binary form utterly ignoring the GPL. The case against Verizon
was dismissed WITH PREJUDICE against plaintiffs.

The actual URL for downloading the firmware on the Verizon page is
containing the string "actiontec gateway". That suggests that the
content may actually be residing on an Actiontec site, with the
Verizon webserver transmitting it from there. It's difficult to
know without doing discovery. It's not even especially clear in
such a circumstance if the entity doing the copying is the owner
of the webserver serving the file or the user requesting the
download. In any case, the manufacturer, Actiontec, makes the
GPLed sources available on its site, <>,
which by the way has a very pretty logo on it involving a gnu, a
penguin, and a copyleft symbol -
The URL for the source of the above firmware is

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