Re: [Fwd: Debian and CDDL and DFSG]
On Wednesday 09 August 2006 18:49, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Marcel Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I do not understand why you need choice of venue. Unless we know how
> > that venue treats absent defendants, any ambiguous terms in the licence
> > and some other things, it looks rather like a licensor trying to get
> > some advantage, such as being able to use their usual legal team against
> > a smaller defendant and stopping that defendant being judged by their
> > own state's people when appropriate. As you note, it isn't usual for
> > free software licences to specify venue, as there are other agreements
> > which do that. Why is choice of venue needed?
> (Small copyright holder with limited resources, large company with no
> business presence in copyright holder's state, copyright violation, but
> I think we've had this conversation before)
An evil author (as copyright holder) despite his limited resources could cause
lots of damage to a large company which has never violated his copyrights.
This is even more scary.
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