Alexander Terekhov <terek...@web.de> writes: > Hyman Rosen wrote: >> >> On 4/13/2010 12:02 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote: >> > Implicit in a nonexclusive copyright license is the promise not to sue >> > for copyright infringement. >> >> But it is only an anti-GPL crank who would believe that >> he could accept the permissions of a license but not its >> obligations. > > The contract laws recognize a concept called "efficient breach" which > *encourages* breach of (enforcable) obligations if it's economically > efficient to do so. Compliance with license/contract obligations is > almost always voluntary -- if you choose not to comply, then you don't > have to. You merely have to compensate the non-breaching party for his > expectancy interest. Hint: damages.
That's the case with a contract. But if you choose not to comply with licensing conditions, the license just does not apply. -- David Kastrup _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss