[rescue] FTP site for archive of _all_ old platforms on it's way
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Mon Jun 18 23:43:53 CDT 2007
On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 04:12:12PM -0500, Timothy Baldridge wrote:
> You could always do the "Complain if you don't like it" method. Can
> someone actually sue you until they issue you a cease-and-desist? You
> could just go ahead and set it up, and if they complain, take it down.
They can sue you or prosecute you criminally without sending you a cease
and desist order. They have four years to send you a letter/file
suit/file a criminal complaint from the time they first become aware of
Even if you cease and desisted before they heard about it, they still can
sue or prosecute you.
If you are notified of an infringement and continue to do it, or engage
other people to do it with/for you in the U.S. you can be prosecuted
under the RICO act.
Permission can not be an email, or verbal. It must be in writing.
A friend of mine is in the process of prosecuting a company for stealing
a manual he wrote. It's an interesting story, involving the FBI, his
senator, the IRS, RCMP and eventually Interpol.
He offered to sell them the rights to use it and create derivative works.
The owner of the company called him an asshole and blocked his email.
He then went into discovery mode and found that they never had a license,
created derivative works without his permission and published a paper
version of it in Canada jointly claiming ownership with the publishing
I tell him he should print business cards with the title "Internationally
Plagiarized Author". :-)
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com N3OWJ/4X1GM
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