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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: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 09:49:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux) (Rahul Dhesi) writes:

> David Kastrup <> writes:
>>Rjack <> writes:
>>>> 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....
> ...
>>> 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.
> I think Rjack has a valid point that a court might well treat the GPL as
> a contract in such a case.

Huh?  You can't be held to a contract you did not sign.

> But the defendant, if he loses, still loses big, as shown below.

Sure, but the validity of the GPL does not figure in the game.

David Kastrup

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