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Re: [Fwd: Debian and CDDL and DFSG]

On Wednesday 09 August 2006 18:49, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Marcel Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> 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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