Re: Misunderstanding of PD and copyrights

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 11:37:06 CDT

On May 14, 2004, at 3:32 AM, Karl Auerbach wrote:
>> I can easily cite dozens of examples of people distributing GPL'd
>> works
>> who have gotten nastygrams alleging derivation from proprietary works,
>> DMCA violations, patent issues, and other alleged grounds.
>
> In which case they should immediately seek information by going to:
> http://www.chillingeffects.org/

I meant by 'cite' that I had read descriptions like those at Chilling
Effects. I have not particularly known friends who have been subject
to these nastygrams (though I was one of the couple hundred John Does
in the first round of DeCSS DMCA C&D's... my ISP caved on my behalf,
against my wishes, and my "violation" became moot).

But Karl's suggestion is, indeed, an excellent resource for both
understanding and addressing intimidation against free software, free
documents, and free expression generally.
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