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SubjectRe: GPL weasels and the atheros stink
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On Tuesday 04 September 2007 11:10:52 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:23:37 PDT, David Schwartz said:
> > > Wrong - I said "You can't complain about Person A doing X when
> > > you let Person
> > > B do X without complaint".
> >
> > Yes, I can. There is no inconsistency between acting in one case and
> > failing to act in another. We need not act in every possible case where
> > we could act to preserve our right to act in a particular case.
>
> You *do* however need to be aware that in some cases, public inactivity
> and/or statements that something will not be acted on may estoppel any
> future attempts to enforce something.

Exactly. However, inactivity can be construed as lack of knowledge that
something is occurring. (ie: the RIAA didn't start acting on file-sharing
until they became aware of Napster)

But for said estoppel to not be a factor you will have to prosecute and/or
file suit on all instances of the activity. (And filing a suit and then
dropping it against some of the people that you filed suit against - ie: you
file suit against persons A and B and then drop the suit against person A in
its entirety - because you only wanted to prosecute person B for the action,
you are leaving yourself open to lawsuits on a number of counts.)

DRH

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