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Re: More FSF hypocrisy

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: More FSF hypocrisy
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:07:06 -0400

"Rjack" <> wrote in message">

The FSF thinks 2,100 - 425,000 times actual dahages is excessive!

Well. . . Huh?

It is hard to find places where one can agree with the FSF, but this is apparently one of them. I think that their plea for monetary compensation vs Cisco is just boiler plate, i.e. actual vs statutory damage calculations, and the flaw in the logic goes unnoticed at the FSF. After all, Moglen is only one guy and he is busy with his work and cannot carefully consider everything.

It is sort of cutting their own throat, though. If something has no commercial value, being free as in beer, any case asking for monetary damages for violating its copyright could simply result in a summary judgement for zero compensation.

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