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Re: [Patents] Richard Stallman re: W3C Patent Policy

From: Rik van Riel <riel@conectiva.com.br>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 16:42:03 -0300 (BRST)
To: Pascal Desroche <pascal@ker.org>
Cc: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>, <seth.johnson@RealMeasures.dyndns.org>, <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>, <C-FIT_Community@RealMeasures.dyndns.org>, <fairuse-discuss@mrbrklyn.com>, <nylug-talk@nylug.org>, <patents@liberte.aful.org>, <DMCA_Discuss@lists.microshaft.org>, <love@cptech.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L.0110031640290.26495-100000@duckman.distro.conectiva>
On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Pascal Desroche wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 09:14:35AM -0300, Rik van Riel écrit:
> >
> > > But please take note of the danger of the Hague treaty, which
> > > threatens to globalize *all* the laws of the various signatory
> > > countries that can restrict what you can publish. If patents are
> > > included in the Hague treaty--and that is the current proposal--and if
> > > Brazil signs it, Brazilians that publish software on the net could be
> > > in danger from US patent law.
> >
> > ... unless I'm not publishing to the US ;)
> no. if Brazil signs it and you publish in Brazil, or in any other
> country wo signed the Hague treaty, then you may confront the legal
> machine of a foreign country member of the treaty.

So if I hit your car in France, you may sue me in Norway,
where neither of us has ever been and which doesn't have
anything to do with the incident ?


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