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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 09:24:21 +0100
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Rjack <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Also there is no "evasion of an interpretation of the GPL" since
>> the GPL is not even under dispute.  It would only be under
>> dispute if the defendants claimed compliance as a defense.  The
>> cases up to now have been cut&dry sufficiently for that not to be
>> a viable option.
>> So even if the SFLC carried on, they'd get an interpretation of
>> the validity of copyright law in general rather than of the GPL.
>> Nothing interesting in that.
> Would the GPL be construed as a contract and interpreted under state
> law?

Do you even read what you are replying to?  If the defendant does not
claim compliance, the GPL is not relevant to the case.

David Kastrup

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