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by Ant_Gugdin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Copyright Law
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Re: Copyright Law

Hi James, The first thing you need to establish is which law a civil case would be tried under. On my (limited) knowledge of cross-jurisdictional copyright infringement claims, I think the most likely jurisdiction is Poland (i.e. where Vas is resident). Helpfully, the Polish legislation relating to ...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Tort or Civil law uses "the balance of probabilities"( also see, "burden of proof") this is the system in which the current Fruit-Rybka affair would be addressed here. The point being, it is MUCH easily to be found innocent when using " beyond a reasonable doubt" doctrine (as in criminal proceeding...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

This part means you have to let others use your source code in GPL projects for free since it was derived from another GPL project. So Vas could sell Rybka, make the source available for free, and he has to let someone download that source code, make their own chess engine from it, and choose to ei...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

I've just been doing some more digging on this. Vas lives in Poland. Polish legislation relating to copyright is published online at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Polish_Copyright_Law_from_4_February_1994 (query whether this is up to date). This Act contains specific territorial provisions which app...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Edit: I had it in my head from somewhere that Vas lived in Russia. I've just realised that this is actually rubbish - he lives in Poland. So scratch what I said about the relevance of Russian law. The applicable law *may* be Polish law.
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

.....the verdict is always "not guilty" as opposed to "innocent"............ I always thought that a court either convicted someone or cleared them of guilt. Not under U.S. Law. As Dr. Hyatt has said, beyond a reasonable doubt is the standard of proof required for a conviction in a criminal (as opp...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Its not illegal to sell gpled software. The only requirement is that the source has to be open and that all derivatives have to use the same license. For example, its perfectly legal for Red Hat to sell their Red Hat Enterprise linux package, consisting mostly of gpled software. The same way, its p...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Its not illegal to sell gpled software. The only requirement is that the source has to be open and that all derivatives have to use the same license. For example, its perfectly legal for Red Hat to sell their Red Hat Enterprise linux package, consisting mostly of gpled software. The same way, its p...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Its not illegal to sell gpled software. The only requirement is that the source has to be open and that all derivatives have to use the same license. For example, its perfectly legal for Red Hat to sell their Red Hat Enterprise linux package, consisting mostly of gpled software. The same way, its p...
by Ant_Gugdin
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 535405

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Fabien could almost certainly win a civil trial, but what damages could he be awarded since his program was not commercial, his reputation has not been damaged. He has just been "ripped off"... If someone took my open source code, modified it and closed the source, and then made profit selling the ...