[Linux-aus] MEDIA RELEASE: OSIA: WE HAVE THE SOLUTION TO SOFTWARE PIRACY.
pizza at netspace.net.au
Fri Jul 16 11:40:01 UTC 2004
On Wed, 2004-07-14 at 15:00, David Ruwoldt wrote:
> What happens when IP is found in some open source software that was not
> legally distributed?
> Who indemnifies the customer running the illegal software?
I'm not a lawyer either.
I'm aware that certain american companies have been pushing the idea
that you need legal "indemnification" for running OSS software , and
that several other companies (redhat and others) have started to offer
But is it necessary? does Australian copyright law extend so far as to
punish, say, the reader of a book when it is discovered that the writer
of said book copied someone elses work?
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