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Submission + - Free-As-In-Beer Software Copyrights

jitterman writes: A federal appeals court has ruled that copyrights apply even for free software. In a dispute that concerns copyright infringement and breach of contract, the court stated that the plaintiff, who manages an open-source effort, has the right to sue on both fronts. It appears that the ruling applies to both "free-as-in-beer" and "free-as-in-speech" varieties of software (or perhaps implies that the court doesn't realize there is a difference?).
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Free-As-In-Beer Software Copyrights

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The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.