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Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement

From: RJack
Subject: Re: SFLC stipulated dismissal of Comtrend without any settlement
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:13:13 -0000
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David Kastrup wrote:
RJack <> writes:

Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 4/8/2010 6:44 PM, RJack wrote:
You are begging the question. How do you propose that a trier
of fact compared an *unspecified* work that you refuse to
identify with an *alleged* infringing copy? What's for the jury
members to compare?
Gathering such evidence will happen during discovery. Depositions
 will be taken in order to determine the provenance of the
software being distributed by the defendants, plaintiffs will
offer forensic evidence based on analysis of the distributed
binaries, and then the plaintiffs will demonstrate that the
software is being copied and distributed in violation of its
The claim processing rules dictated by 17 USC sec. 411(a) require
the specific work be identified through registration with the
Copyright Office.

And enough material from the specific work identified through registration can be found in the distributed software, even though it
is a different version.  So copyrightable material has been
identified, and a license is needed for redistribution.

Stop making up nonsense Hyman.

I'll bet the farm that no significant discovery will *ever* occur.

And every single defendant will for some entirely unrelated reason
come into compliance without actually needing to do so, out of some
whim that has nothing to do with the case.

Your usual fairy tale when a GPL case succeeds.

A defendant's F.R.C.P. Rule 12 Motion to Dismiss will be granted
and this charade of a lawsuit along with the GPL will end soon. The
only hope for the SFLC is to somehow beg all the defendants for a stipulated voluntary dismissal. There is no way Best Buy Inc. will stipulate to dismiss without their counterclaim for a declaratory judgement being granted. The SFLC has finally had their bluff
called by several defendants.

Yes, the same fairy tale as before.  They'll crawl back into their
hole and by some utterly unrelated und incomprehensible act, GPLed
sources will be made available by defendants.

Like it happened every time so far.

Good morning DAK. Have another drink of Moglen's patented joy juice.

RJack :)

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