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Posted Jan 21, 2010 1:30 UTC (Thu) by rahvin (subscriber, #16953)
Patent means civil court, the company has to prove that you violated a patent then can demand whatever royalty they want. The worst they can do is take money from you, violation will never end up with you in a cage.
If you don't understand the difference between a Law and a Civil violation you really don't understand the modern world or the US legal system.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 1:53 UTC (Thu) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
But secondly, your attempt to claim that civil litigation cannot land you in jail is also plain false. If you loose a civil case and do not pay the penalties (or choose to not even appear in court in the first place), you will, in your words, still have: "the government with it's endless ability to spend money and the police are involved." and "it means violation means the guys with the badges can come put you in a cage."
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