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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, 03 Mar 2009 08:51:22 -0500
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Rjack wrote:
We can conclude with confidence that Verizon told the SFLC to
kiss their royal purple ass.

Verizon supplies FiOS routers complete with a Verizon-branded
manual which mentions the GPL and a disk which includes the
GPLed source code. The upgrade site is for upgrades; people
who are getting the upgrade already have the original disk and
have presumably already been told where to go to find upgraded

The irony here is that the GPL opponents are being more zealous
in their interpretation of the GPL requirements than the rights
holders. This is because they desperately want to believe that
Verizon is deliberately violating the GPL. But it is not, as
demonstrated by the Verizon-branded manuals which mention the
GPL. And this was brought about by the actions of the SFLC, who
reached a successful settlement with Verizon and Actiontec.

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