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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:14:30 -0500

"Rahul Dhesi" <> wrote in message news:gnncnr$vod$
"amicus_curious" <> writes:

That gives FOSS a bad name.  Who wants to use stuff like that and risk
getting bitten by the looney tunes that think software is some kind of
religious experience?

There is a lot of truth in what you wrote, and it's not specific to free
software. Enforcement of copyright (and patents) often gives the
enforcer a bad name.

I don't suggest that enforcement itself is the problem, it is the enforcement of meaningless requirements. If the RIAA pinches some downloader, they get a few thousand bucks or more in return. That, at least, makes some sense as to why the RIAA is being so diligent. But just having another unvisited site for some out of date source code is hardly worth the time and effort of the courts to go along on this ego trip. Surely no one in their right mind would use the Actiontec site as a source for BusyBox, they would go the the BusyBox project site for the latest fixes.

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