[Arm-netbook] Allwinner's LGPL violation

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Fri Mar 20 16:59:19 GMT 2015

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 03:56:00PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> > Is there any reason that this cannot be done now, ie before
> > the trial since, as far as I am aware, many of the sites being blocked have not
> > been taken to court and 'proof' is on the assertions on the copyright holders.
> >
> > This is not an entirely frivolous point.  Many companies get away with GPL
> > infringement because the FLOSS authors do not have the legal muscle to take them
> > to court. Having their web sites 'banned' by assertion would be very
> > interesting.
>  oo now that's *very* interesting.  esp. if presented by the SFLC or
> FSFE on behalf of clients, it's a standard "copyright theft" issue so
> should be just as easy a case to make as any "music or video" theft.

I was wrong ... a court order is needed. Shame, it still favours large corporates.



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