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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 07:23:10AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Henning Makholm writes:
> > I doubt that "people who do not wish to become legally bound to appear at
> > the the author's home court whenever he files a frivolous lawsuit" can be
> > meaningfully described as a "group of persons" that can be discriminated
> > against.
> Why do you think that a copyright owner needs a choice of venue clause in
> order to file suit against you in his home jurisdiction?

I had the impression that international law mandates that you can sue someone
only where he lives, is established, or makes business, at least this seems to
be the case in France. But then maybe this was only for contract law, or
something, not sure, as IANAL.

This is indeed a good question, and one which needs to be solved to solve this


Sven Luther

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