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Andersen v. Monsoon Multimedia, The Busybox Complaint

Sep 21, 2007, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Here it is, the complaint in the first US copyright infringement lawsuit based on a violation of the GPL, as text. The lawsuit, Erik Andersen and Rob Landley v. Monsoon Multimedia Inc., case number 07-CV-8205, was filed today by the Software Freedom Law Center and will be heard by Senior District Judge John E. Sprizzo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

"It's a copyright infringement lawsuit, based on infringement of the GPL in that Monsoon, the complaint alleges, acknowledges that its products and firmware contain BusyBox but are not providing recipients with source code, as required by the license. The plaintiffs ask for the following relief: an injunction, damages, and litigation costs..."

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