Pandigital Planet, WPDN, still not in compliance - busybox not responding.
joseph at heenan.me.uk
Tue Jan 3 10:18:04 CET 2012
On 03/01/2012 01:36, Angus Gratton wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-12-27 at 21:50 -0600, Ken Phillis Jr wrote:
>> but the users can't because within the Pandigital User Agreement has
>> an Arbitration clause, another clause "No Reverse Engineering,
>> Decompilation, Disassembly or Circumvention", and restrictions on the
>> segments of the binary files on the device ( anti-modification clause
> IANAL but this clause would seem to be completely incompatible with
> either GPLv2 clause (4) or (6), and in the case of (4) would
> "automatically terminate your [Pandigital's] rights under this License."
> So if anything it's potentially an additional violation, rather than
> something the user could be legally bound by.
Agreed that it sounds like an additional violation, but a little care is
necessary - the fact that they are allegedly in violation of the GPL
does not give the end user any automatic rights to violate Pandigital's
license (at least here in the UK).
It's arguable that any reasonable actions are unlikely to result in a
court ruling against you, but some companies are very litigious and can
cause you a lot of trouble in the meantime.
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