Liability of users, what do you think?
Corrado On Hud
c.topi at hud.ac.uk
Tue Sep 9 14:09:35 UTC 2003
concerning copyright and patent issues, what do you think about the liability
of users? Well, I teach a little about professional issues and ethics, but I
never heard of such a thing in our legal system or, as far as I know, in the
European legal framework. I do not know of anything similar even in the US
body of laws.
Is then the user liable for copyright or patent violation even if s/he bought
license to use the code from a third party which is offering it under a
specific licensing scheme? As far as I know, the responsibility should be
fully on the party which sells the license.
If this is true, how can Dell, pass the liability to the users, above all to
the users who have bought the licenses in the past? This is surprising ...
Anyone did research on this specific subject?
C & R
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