[License-discuss] Consumer protection, defective product
dirk at riehle.org
Tue Nov 2 18:12:20 UTC 2021
you may have seen this
or similar in which the SFC sues Vizio over GPLv2 violation from the position
of consumer protection, not from the position of an original rights holder.
According to the article, this is a novel approach, and if it works out, would
(indeed) greatly increase who has standing to sue.
When I talk to German lawyers, they tell me anyone who receives a product that
violates open source license terms can claim they received a defective product
and therefore have standing to sue. Is that not true in the US or did I not
understand the laywers I talked to about this right? Or is there disagreement
Confused about open source?
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