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Re: xfig-doc has license problems in examples

On 16 Oct 2001, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

>Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
>> I have. Try the "Choral Public Domain License"
>> (http://cpdl.snaptel.com/license.htm), which is essentially the GPL with
>> "software" replaced by "music". Was constructing that licence a
>> copyright infringement?
>Perhaps, but the FSF is not obligated to pursue it, are they?

Actually they are, if they wish to effectively maintain the copyright: 
Otherwise, one could claim that they were copying the CPDL instead of the 
GPL.  There isn't really a squatter's rights doctrine for IP, but 
I'd be willing to bet that sooner or later a judge is going to get tired 
of all of this submarine patenting and selective copyright enforcement and 
start handing down decisions that are remarkably similar to squatter's 


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