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Re: patents and non-free

On Thursday 30 Aug 2001 1:14 pm, Joseph Carter wrote:

> Now maybe that's probably reaching a little bit given the fact that the
> judges seem to be too easily swayed by lawyers who make more in a week
> than some of us make in a year, but it's also reaching to say that laws
> designed to keep other people from selling a product apply to a bunch of
> people in a non-commercial, non-profit organization which is selling
> nothing.

It doesn't matter whether it is for profit or not. If I give away something 
you are selling, then you will probably sell less of that item, therefore you 
would have incurred damages as a result of my infringement of your patent. So 
technically I could be sued for a big bucket of cash.

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