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LinuxInsider: Precedent is Lacking When it Comes to GPL Enforcement

“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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