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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:39:19 +0100

Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> Thanks, Alex!

Take off your blinders, Alan.

(from the complaint)

11. Upon information and belief, Verizon distributes to its customers
the Actiontec MI424WR wireless router (“Infringing Product”), which
contains embedded executable software (“Firmware”). Defendant also
provides the Firmware corresponding to the Infringing Product for
download via its website, at

12. Upon information and belief, the Firmware contains BusyBox, or a
modified version of BusyBox that is substantially similar to BusyBox, in
object code or executable form. Distribution of the Firmware, either as
part of the Infringing Product or by itself, thus inherently includes
distribution of BusyBox and, as such, Defendant is required to have
Plaintiffs’ permission to make any such distribution. The only such
permission available for BusyBox is the contingent one granted under the

Got it now, Alan?


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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