Subject: Re: copyright questions
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/15/1997 19:46:05
> Also, since this software is changing hands for free, at best all
> Chris can do to you if you violate his copyright is get a court order
> for you to cease and desist from doing so.  He can't show any monetary
> damages, and to get punitive damages he'd have to show some evidence
> of willfulness on your part.

At least, not for software which hasn't had its copyright registered
(by the date of infringement).  For software which has been properly
registered, it's possible to get both statutory damages and legal

Of course, your points about notification and "reasonableness" as
interpreted by the court still apply.