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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 15:08:20 +0100
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John Hasler <> writes:

> Arnoud writes:
>> I've never seen a US case involving the GPL come to a verdict.  Of course
>> there are the German cases, but given the different legal system you can
>> hardly compare the outcome there to the USA.
> In the USS defendants who know they are going to lose settle out of court.

Well, according to rjack, defendants who would have the case thrown out
of court (for lack of plaintiff's standing) prefer to settle instead.

Why they would do that is a bit mysterious, though.  Maybe the lawyers
fear that they'll lose their job once they win in court?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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