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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: License Footer
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:05:00 GMT
Stephen Connolly wrote:

> Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law... 

 

Very true, especially for IP infringement matters.

 

> but it could be a mitigating factor against the level of punishment!

 

Not if it is willful ignorance.

 

/Larry

 

 

From: Stephen Connolly [mailto:stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:52 AM
To: legal-discuss@apache.org
Subject: Re: License Footer

 

My IDE auto hides any comments at the top of the file, so I argue that I
don't see any license headers.

 

Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law... but it could be a
mitigating factor against the level of punishment!

 

On 3 March 2014 15:45, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

IANAL, but my company's legal team has advised us to put legal stuff
before content so it makes it harder for someone to argue that they didn't
see the legal stuff.


On 3/3/14 4:36 AM, "James Carman" <james@carmanconsulting.com> wrote:

>I would think they'd be more obvious to the reader/user.
>
>On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Brian McCallister <brianm@skife.org>
>wrote:
>> So I know license *headers* are the norm, but is there any reason
>> other than convention to prefer a header to a footer?
>>
>> -Brian
>>
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