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Re: SFLC in frivolous mode again

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: SFLC in frivolous mode again
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:48:18 +0100

RJack wrote:
> But..... from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals:
> "The Copyright Act authorizes only two types of claimants to sue for
> copyright infringement: (1) owners of copyrights, and (2) persons who
> have been granted exclusive licenses by owners of copyrights.[Note 3]
> [Note 3] ... We do not believe that the Copyright Act permits holders of
> rights under copyrights to choose third parties to bring suits on their
> behalf. While F.R.Civ.P. 17(a) ordinarily permits the real party in
> interest to ratify a suit brought by another party, see Urrutia Aviation
> Enterprises v. B.B. Burson & Associates, Inc., 406 F.2d 769, 770 (5th
> Cir.1969); Clarkson Co. Ltd. v. Rockwell Int'l Corp., 441 F.Supp. 792
> (N.D.Calif.1977), the Copyright Law is quite specific in stating that
> only the "owner of an exclusive right under a copyright" may bring suit.
> 17 U.S.C. Sec.  501(b) (Supp. IV 1980)."; Eden Toys Inc v. Florelee
> Undergarment Co Inc, 697 F.2d 27 (2nd Cir 1983).

"Plaintiff Software Freedom Conservancy is the corporate home for the
BusyBox project and the designated copyright enforcement agent for Mr.
Andersen with respect to BusyBox."


This farce is a pure PR stunt meant to help SFLC/SFC with fund raising
to pay the inflated salaries to Eben and his underlings.

Hey GNUtians, donate to your brainwashes:


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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