From: Daniel James <daniel@mo...> - 2003-11-21 11:12:21
Thanks for your help. If you need verification, I suggest you contact
the Audacity project leader, Dominic Mazzoni
<dominic@...> who I would expect is the principal
copyright holder in the software. However, a quick comparison of
screenshots should make the blatant rip-off obvious:
Also, please note the feedback from eBay user 'dguiley' on:
I don't know how familiar you are with the GNU GPL, but violating the
license - in just one example in this case, by not disclosing source
code availability - means that the license violator loses the right
to distribute the software. The eBay user 'inexpensivecds' is
therefore committing a copyright violation by continuing to offer the
software for sale.
I do think that Dominic should join your VeRO programme though -
thanks for the suggestion. How do you go about that?
On Thursday 20 November 2003 08:22, eBay United Kingdom Customer
> Thank you for taking the time to write to eBay.
> I have reviewed the listings you have brought to our attention and
> taken appropriate action.
> I would also like to explain eBay's policy with respect to reports
> like yours.
> eBay is not in a position to make judgements about the authenticity
> or authorised nature of listings, except in the most extreme
> circumstances. This may mean that we cannot remove the item about
> which you contacted us, particularly when it is not blatantly clear
> from the Item itself that it is in some way infringing.
> Although you may be extremely knowledgeable about these types of
> items, we often cannot remove items upon the representations of
> third parties whose credentials we cannot verify, unless of course
> the alleged infringement is obvious on its face. That is why we
> strongly urge you to notify the rights holder of the suspected
> infringement and encourage them to join our Verified Rights Owners
> (VeRO) Program (formerly called Legal Buddy Program). This program
> enables them to request the ending of allegedly infringing
> I appreciate your vigilance in helping us to keep inappropriate
> listings off eBay. If we can be of any further assistance, please
> let us know.
> Best wishes,
> Sam West
> eBay Trust and Safety
From: Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck@cs...> - 2003-11-21 16:12:45
Daniel James wrote:
> I don't know how familiar you are with the GNU GPL, but violating the
> license - in just one example in this case, by not disclosing source
> code availability - means that the license violator loses the right to
> distribute the software.
Do we have any evidence that Luxuriousity is violating the GPL? As far
as I can tell, he is not. There is no requirement to "disclose source
code vulnerability" before the software is distributed.
As long as the CDs he is selling include a copy of the GPL, and either
the source code or a written offer to provide source, then I think that
licensing is not an issue.
If we have evidence that the license was violated then we should pursue
it; otherwise we should avoid making false or unsupported accusations.