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Re: Lawyer request stop from downloading Debian

Stefan Hirschmann wrote:
> Short English summary:
> -------------------------
> A lawyer from Augsburg, Germany sent a "Abmahnung" [2] to a person which 
>    downloaded Debian using Bittorrent.
> The company "Media Art Holland b.v" claimed that she has the "Nutzungs 
> und Verwertungsrechte" (something like distribution rights).
> The lawyer wants the poster to pay 700 Euro and stop uploading of Debian.
> -------------------------
> My opion is that this behavior is not good for Debian's reputation and 
> the project should take legal action against the lawyer and this company.
> [1] http://www.lima-city.de/thread/abmahnung-im-haus (written in German)
> [2] see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abmahnung

I agree.  I'm cc'ing the DPL to see if the project can ask SPI-inc.org
lawyers for assistance.  Do we have access to German legal expertise?

Hope that helps,
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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