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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: License Footer
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:44:06 GMT
On 5 March 2014 16:05, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen@rosenlaw.com> wrote:

> Stephen Connolly wrote:
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> > Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law...
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> Very true, especially for IP infringement matters.
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> > but it could be a mitigating factor against the level of punishment!
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> Not if it is willful ignorance.
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I said it *could be* a mitigating factor... I chose the word "could" for
the very reason that there are some cases where it might and others where
it might not


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> /Larry
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> *From:* Stephen Connolly [mailto:stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 05, 2014 7:52 AM
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> *To:* legal-discuss@apache.org
> *Subject:* Re: License Footer
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> My IDE auto hides any comments at the top of the file, so I argue that I
> don't see any license headers.
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> Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law... but it could be a
> mitigating factor against the level of punishment!
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> On 3 March 2014 15:45, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
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> 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.
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> On 3/3/14 4:36 AM, "James Carman" <james@carmanconsulting.com> wrote:
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> >I would think they'd be more obvious to the reader/user.
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> >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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