[License-discuss] License Stewards
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 5 19:36:54 UTC 2012
Quoting Ben Reser (ben at reser.org):
> > Anyway, that's an affirmative defence: It doesn't prevent litigation.
> I did say likely.
Specifically, you said no such licence was likely to 'be in front of a
judge', without saying exactly why you believed this.
In my experience, copyright infringement litigation can arise (come in
front of a judge) in quite a number of ways and for a number of reasons,
even where defendant thinks he/she might have a useful legal defence
such as estoppel -- completely aside from any doubts one might entertain
about licence stewards' opinions about copyrightability qualifying in
the latter category.
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