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Re: SFLC in frivolous mode again

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SFLC in frivolous mode again
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:25:53 +0100
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RJack <> writes:

> RJack wrote:
>> After having read this newsgroup and learning that you must register
>>  your BusyBox copyrights prior to filing suit for infringement, the
>> SFLC has filed a new lawsuit with fourteen defendants this time.
>> Ahhhhhh......... let the fun begin anew.
> Perhaps when the SFLC legal beagles read this newsgroup they will
> realize how quickly the federal judge in this case will bounce the
> named plaintiff "The Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc" from this
> frivolous lawsuit.

Once judge and defendant have pared down the applicable law to figure
out the question of standing conclusively.  That might mean moving the
SFLC out of the process eventually.  But it is sort of a race condition
since that is pretty much the same time when the defendant gets a clue
that he has nothing left to gain when not settling and coming into
compliance.  Many copyright owners will gladly agree to have the case
settled against a payment to the SFLC or the FSF in the function of a
designated charity.

Most certainly the SFLC does not need to read the outpour of
self-proclaimed legal amateurs in this newsgroup in order to plan their
course of action.

They have a quite better track record at predicting legal cases than the
most vociferous know-alls here.

David Kastrup

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