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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

I wrote:
> If I were to sue you for infringing the copyright on my GPL software I
> would file in US district court.

Gunnar Wolf writes:
> Does law apply extraterritorially? I don't think so. If he is infringing
> your copyright in Indonesia, you can sue him in Indonesia...

If I find that Nokia is selling phones that infringe my copyright by
violating the terms of the license on my software I should not have to fly
to Finland to sue them.  Fortunately, I do not, even in the absence of a
choice of venue clause.

If someone in Indonesia is infringing my copyright in Indonesia I will, of
course, do nothing regardless of the presence or absence of a choice of
venue clause in my license: suing him in the US would be a complete waste
of time and I have no money for international ventures.

> ...Or get him extradited somehow.

Extradition has nothing to do with civil lawsuits.
John Hasler

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