[kwlug-disc] GPL upheld in court again.

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Aug 3 18:54:20 EDT 2010


On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 18:39 -0400, Richard Weait wrote:
> ho hum.  Just another GPL violator having their errors pointed out to
> them in court.  It would have been much less painful to print a
> reference to the GPL in the user manual and offer a link to download
> the source.
> 
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20100803132055210
> 
> "Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York has now
> granted Software Freedom Conservancy, a wing  of Software Freedom Law
> Center, triple damages ($90,000) for willful copyright infringement,
> lawyer's fees and costs ($47,865), an injunction against Westinghouse,
> and an order requiring Westinghouse to turn over all infringing
> equipment in its possession to the plaintiffs, to be donated to
> charity. So, presumably a lot of high-def TVs are on their way to
> charities. "
> 

Ouch.  HD for all the soup kitchens in the Bronx!  Thanks Westinghouse.

I enjoy reading the GPL stanzas in the back of my LG TV's manual.

What is all this talk of GPL being untested in court?  



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