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Re: Final text of GPL v3

On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 10:22:30AM +0100, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Sean Kellogg wrote:
> >Francesco...  as I've said on this list before, "IANAL" is not a 
> >sufficient disclaimer.  Nor is saying "this is not legal advice."  There 
> >are laws, criminal laws, against the providing of legal advice by those 
> >who not certified by the Bar Association within the jurisdiction the 
> >advice is given in. 

> Are you familiar enough with the laws of Italy (where Francesco appears 
> to reside) to state that there are such laws which apply to him?

Francesco isn't giving advice to people in Italy, he's giving advice to
people on debian-legal as a whole.  Given that unlicensed legal advice is a
criminal matter as Sean mentions, there is more to be concerned about than
his local laws.

> Does this line of argument mean that when I watch "Boston Legal", and 
> decide to follow the advice some of those (fictional) lawyers gave their 
> clients, I can sue the program when it all goes wrong, because the word 
> "Legal" in the name gave me a reasonable expectation that they were 
> providing "legal advice"?

No, because nobody in Boston Legal is advising you the watcher to do

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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