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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:51:22 +0000 (UTC)
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"amicus_curious" <> writes:

>Well that subject line was long ago.  What I am saying is the the SFLC and 
>its client BusyBox are just wasting the world's time.  Perhaps they have a 
>legal right to do that, but it is still nonsense and at the end of the day 
>they will be remembered as being egotistical fools who just wasted the 
>people's time.

A lot of time is often wasted any time somebody disrespects somebody
else's copyright. Litigation is usually costly.

The companies misappropriating GPL software are thus causing a lot of
time and effort to be expended.  If they respected the copyrights of
software authors, all of this discussion would be unnecesary.

I don't know if you have any influence over any of the companies that so
often misappropriate GPL software. If you do, you should do your best to
discourage them. If they do use GPL software, the least they can do --
it takes almost zero effort -- is to include a copy of the GPL with the
software. Including a copy of the license will be a signal that they are
not trying to deliberately hide their own wrong-doing.

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