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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:34:32 -0500
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
Rjack wrote:
Except for the glaring absence of source code from Verizon. Notice I
said V-e-r-i-z-o-n and not some other Joe Blow's server.

And that would be a problem if and only if Verizon actually
incurs an obligation under the GPL when someone obtains the
software through the link on their page. Because the URL
contains "actiontec gateway", it's plausible that the Verizon
webserver is acting as a conduit, getting the software directly
from Actiontec and forwarding it to the requesting user. It is
the rights holders who are in the best position to know, having
brought suit, and they appear to have decided that Verizon was
not violating the GPL, since they chose to dismiss their case.

You would prefer to believe instead that they chose to dismiss
the case because they were afraid, or because they secretly
believe that the GPL is invalid, but that is your imagination.
There is no evidence that this is true.

Ahhh. . . shifting sands. . .

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