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Re: SFLC chooses wrong court

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: SFLC chooses wrong court
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 17:58:25 -0500
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Rui writes:
> No, the SFLC is suing Monsoon Multimedia for copyright violation.

Actually the copyright owners are suing.  SFLC is representing them in

> Failing to distribute source code fails the condition for such
> distribution to happen. Since thay failed the condition, they have no
> right do distribute under copyright law.

Right.  The copyright owner need not mention the GPL.  He just alleges
infringement.  The only way that the GPL can come into it is if Monsoon
raises it as a defense.

rjack writes:
> Failing to distribute source code is a contract breach and not a
> violation of a work's permitted use under copyright law.

Monsoon is not being asked to distribute.  On the contrary, they are being
told to _cease_ distributing.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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