encforceability of Open Source Licences (Re: (OT) - NOT A Major Blow to Copyleft Theory)

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue Feb 12 14:49:04 UTC 2008

Rick Moen wrote:

> This is not to say that infringed authors completely lack means of
> redress (note that Novell brought a tort action for "slander of title"
> under Utah state caselaw.  

I think you mean SCO brought such an action against Novell in state 
court, though Novell eventually added a slander of title counterclaim 
under /federal/ law.  I also recall from following that case that such a 
cause of action is very unusual when the title is to a copyright or patent.

Matt Flaschen

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