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Re: The GPL is unenforceable under U.S. copyright law

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The GPL is unenforceable under U.S. copyright law
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:46:13 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
Hmmm... now it's through "agency" of someone not even named in the
lawsuit as a defendant.

It's the agency which builds the routers that Verizon supplies.
Those routers ship with a Verizon-branded manual which has a
section on the GPL, in red and white:
Those routers also ship with a GPL software disk.

GNU fans never lose, they just concentrate on mooooooooooving the

You have incorrect legal theories about why the GPL is not enforceable.
On the other hand we have many instances where the GPL was successfully
enforced - after the action, the defendants complied. So while you might
be right in theory (but you are not), outcomes have never gone your way.

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