SFLC Files Amicus Brief in Jacobsen v. Katzer

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June 17, 2009, 1:09 am

The SFLC filed an amicus brief in the Jacobsen v. Katzer case: “In the brief, we argue that a Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) developer whose license has been violated should be able to call upon the courts to prevent further infringing distributions. In an earlier appeal, the CAFC correctly upheld the availability of copyright remedies in cases of FLOSS license violations (as discussed on SFLC’s blog last year). However, upon remand, the lower court held that Jacobsen had not shown sufficient harm to qualify for an injunction against the defendant. That decision overlooked the multitude of harms ‚Äî to developers, development communities, and project productivity ‚Äî which we outline in our brief.”