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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 15:26:40 -0500
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Rjack wrote:
Interpretation of a copyright license as a contract makes all
> the difference in the world concerning enforcement.

This is false. See, for example,
where a court refused to dismiss a claim of copyright infringement
when a purchaser of a single-user license to access online reading
material allowed many people to access the material.

falsely claim "victories" by the SFLC

In each case the SFLC has brought, the GPLed sources were made
available by the defendants or their agents. This makes for true,
not false, claims of victory.

> This also justifies the SFLC lawyers sucking up big salaries
> from publicly contributed funds for claiming legal nonsense as fact.

Much like programmers who distribute under the GPL, people choose
to support organizations they like, and you have no claim to their
cash or time. The "public" who contributes to the SFLC are people
who believe that users should have the freedom to run, read, modify,
and share software.

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