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Re: Why is choice of venue non-free ?

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 01:50:16PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> > For this reason, Debian should reject choice of venue clauses as non-free.
> > At best, they give an underdog copyright holder a small advantage while
> > enforcing his rights, but at worst they give a hostile copyright holder a
> > large advantage while persecuting the Free Software community.

> I'm not convinced that the advantage to the copyright holder is small.
> If a large US corporation violates my copyright license, I'm likely to
> stand a significantly better chance if I can sue them in the UK.

Is there a reason you can't sue them in the UK without a choice of venue

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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