[OT] Open Source developer collects damage$

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But hopefully the winning party had their legal fees paid, or it's a
pyrrhic victory.

RL

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Thanx Max!

"The judgment also declared that Katzer's removal of attribution and copyright
information
from the JMRI code constituted a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act.

Although the ruling won't set a broad precedent due to the fact that it emerged
from a
district court, it's still a significant victory for open source software
licensing
enforcement. The threat of having to pay monetary damages will give software
companies a
big incentive to refrain from abusing or misappropriating open source software
code"


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