December 22, 2003

SCO's copyright letter

In May 2003, SCO warned about enterprise use of the Linux operating system in violation of its intellectual property rights in UNIX technology.
Without exhausting or explaining all potential claims, this letter addresses one specific area in which certain versions of Linux violate SCO's rights
in UNIX.

In this letter we are identifying a portion of our copyright protected code that has been incorporated into Linux without our authorization. Also, our
copyright management information has been removed from these files.

These facts support our position that the use of the Linux operating system in a commercial setting violates our rights under the United States
Copyright Act, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We are notifying you of these facts so you can take steps to discontinue these
violations. We believe these violations are serious, and we will take appropriate actions to protect our rights. No one may use our copyrighted code
except as authorized by us. The details of our position are set forth below. Once you have reviewed our position, we will be happy to further
discuss your options and work with you to remedy this problem.

Link: lwn.net

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