The JMRI Project and software patents
Posted May 4, 2006 14:44 UTC (Thu) by Wol
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It's not about what the other person gained, it's about what you lost.
Let's say A is selling his software at $10 a CD.
B copies it and gives it away.
A is entitled to go after B for the number of copies he gave away, times $10. The fact that B made nothing is irrelevant - A lost a load of sales (and hence lost a load of money), for which he has a right to be compensated.
(The thing about this case, however, is it appears it was B's software in the first place, and A was threatening to sue, so B has sued first.)
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