[MPlayer-dev-eng] KiSS of copyright
diego at biurrun.de
Wed Mar 17 17:52:59 CET 2004
Tuukka Toivonen writes:
> On Tue, 16 Mar 2004, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> >It's very simple. KiSS has committed a crime which makes them liable
> >for millions of dollars (at least under US law, dunno about other
> >countries). We can press charges/file civil suit, with then intention
> In Finland/Denmark (wasn't KiSS from Denmark?) the sum would be quite
KiSS is Danish.
> definitely smaller. They would need to pay for damages and possibly some
> punishment amount. It's hard to show that infringing GPL actually caused
> some monetary damages, and I don't think that there would be high
> amount of money for punishing KiSS either.
This is not about GPL infringement, this is a copyright violation. In
any case the risk is squarely on KiSS' side, we do not have a business
that is in jeopardy.
> And of course one would need to first show in court that they
> really stole code, it might be obvious for us but maybe not for
In our case it is _extremely_ obvious. It's hard to imagine a better
case for creating an example.
More information about the MPlayer-dev-eng