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Re: Final text of GPL v3

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho writes:

> On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 08:44:29PM +0200, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
>> I believe most European countries have some form of restriction
>> against passing oneself off as an attorney.
> Yes; Finland, Sweden and Estonia are apparently the only EU countries that have
> no categorical rule prohibiting practicing law without qualifications.

"Practicing law without qualifications" is almost as vague as "legal
advice" -- where applied to public statements, it is just as vague.

Where does one draw the line between statements like "taking another
person's item without permission is theft" and those like "John Smith,
if you dance the Macarena before killing Judy Doe, you can not be
found guilty of murder"?  Where does one draw the line between sending
an analysis (not particular to a given person or action) to a mailing
list and representing someone else in court?

Michael Poole

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