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Re: Fwd: Re: Bug#278474: mimetex: licensing issue

Scripsit Isaac Clerencia <isaac@sindominio.net>

>       Returning to the gpl, the same 15-year-old could, for example,
> incorporate gpl'ed code into a proprietary product, and there'd be
> no legal recourse.  He could even sue the author of a gpl'ed
> program for damages if the program misbehaves.  The author would
> probably win, but couldn't just use the gpl to get the case dismissed.

I realise that jurisdictions differ here, but is it not usually the
case that when product liability disclaimers have any legal effect at
all, they get the effect by being *known* to the user [1] at the time
he decided to use the product? Is it, generally, necessary for the
user to actively waive his right to complain?

[1] Or even by the producer making a good-faith effort to make them
    known to the user.

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