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LinuxInsider: Precedent is Lacking When it Comes to GPL Enforcement

Sep 22, 2005, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])

"In response to my latest column, Eric Grimm, an attorney, writes a very civil and informative note to tell me about a GPL enforcement action he brought in Federal District Court in Eastern Michigan: Drew Technologies Inc. v. Society of Auto Engineers, Inc., which was filed in November 2003. This case was settled in early 2005, and as a result, it was formally dismissed this summer.

"Drew Tech involved a program that was released by Drew Tech under GPL, and posted by an employee of Drew Tech on a message board run by SAE. Drew Tech sued SAE to compel it to remove the posting from its message board. The case was settled voluntarily by the parties, and the posting was removed..."

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