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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: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:36:22 -0500
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amicus_curious wrote:
Do you have the slightest understanding of how these sites work? Apparently not, else you would not suggest
> such a silly thing.

Webservers take disparate actions based on parsing the URL
string. As a truly simple example, ".cgi" URLs resulted in
webservers executing programs to generate dynamic content
rather than delivering a static page. It is entirely plausible
that a URL containing "actiontec gateway" does exactly what it
says, having the webserver contact another computer to get the
file to be downloaded.

The evidence is as plain as day.  You just do not have the
> technical understanding necessary to recognize it.

We have no true evidence, which can only be obtained from
Verizon itself. You cannot determine what a webserver does
from the outside. The persons who brought suit were in the
best position to obtain such information, and they decided
not to continue the action.

You would like to believe that this is because they were afraid
of Verizon, or secretly believe that the GPL is invalid, but that
is just your imagination. There is no evidence for this. It is
more plausible to believe that they decided that the Verizon link
was not a GPL violation.

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