Why not contribute? (to GCC)

Richard Kenner kenner@vlsi1.ultra.nyu.edu
Tue Apr 27 12:27:00 GMT 2010


> To stay US-centric, have a look at:
>   http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html
> 
> Any law that makes something illegal has to define the available
> penalties associated. 

You are confusing criminal and civil law.  What you say is certainly true
for criminal law, where the other party is the government.  But in a civil
dispute between two entities, there are few limits on what can be ordered
to remedy an "injury".  What you site are a list (not meant to be complete)
of possible sanctions in the case of pure copyright infringement.  But
normally when there's a copyright dispute between two entities, there
are OTHER claims alleged too.

This is getting WAY off topic ...



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