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Re: <nettime> floss enforcement/compliance

Benjamin Geer wrote:

> The jurisdiction for copyrights is international, thanks to the Berne 
> Convention.  The FSF has provided legal assistance to free software 
> authors outside the U.S.; the Swedish company MySQL AB is an example:

The Berne doesn't overcome jurisdiction. Jursdiction to sue is granted 
under national law not interntional conventions which must be 
implemented domestically and are implemented differently in differnt 
places. NB the FSF Europe has to have a differnet approach in order to 
litigate in Europe than does the FSF in the USof A
 Helping MySQL does not mean that the FSF acted in another jurisdiction 
-i f litigation occured in  Europe  it was out of their jurisdiction and 
as the MySQL stuff suggests the legal action was all based in the US. 
Hecnce the FSF had standing in their jurisdiction.

"the riddle which man must solve, he can only solve in being, in 
being what he is and not something else...."

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