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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: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:07:18 -0500
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

Rjack wrote:
Verizon told them to kiss their royal purple ass. They didn't
post any code. How many times does Alexander have to explain things
to you?

Verizon provides a URL through which firmware upgrades can be
downloaded. That URL contains "actiontec gateway", suggesting
that the firmware comes directly from Actiontec. Looking from
the outside, it cannot be said with certainty whether Verizon
incurs GPL obligations through this URL. The BusyBox authors,
who as parties to litigation were in a much better position to
know, decided that having Actiontec make the GPLed sources
available was sufficient.

Because you dislike the GPL, you would prefer to believe that
Verizon is deliberately violating the GPL and the SFLC is too
timid to pursue them, but there is no evidence that this is true.

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