Record Labels To Sue SourceForge Open Source Project Hosting Platform

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Consider this … the stupidest example of law. From the blog post:

French record labels have received the green light to sue four US-based companies that develop P2P applications, including the BitTorrent client Vuze, Limewire and Morpheus. Shareaza is the fourth application, for which the labels are going after the open source development platform SourceForge.

By this logic they will sue hard disk manufacture companies (for providing data storage equipment) and ISPs (for transferring out P2P traffic). Putting aside the discussion on the responsibilities of application developers for their users activities, the decision to go after SourceForge for hosting a application that can potentially infringe, is stretching credibility beyond all bounds.

=> Record Labels to Sue Vuze, Limewire and SourceForge

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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