Lawyers run amok.
Posted Feb 9, 2004 9:43 UTC (Mon) by ekj
Parent article: Of Copyright Transfers, Slander of Title, and SCO
Not that anyone really doubted this for the last several months. But there can now be no reasonable doubt that the lawyers of SCO have run amok, hijacked the company, and are now running the show.
One question is the one we've been asking for quite some time, if SCO really owns the copyrigths to that decades old version of unix, like they've been claiming so often.
But even if they do, to win this slander suit they'd have to also proove, in a court of law (i.e. "press-relases" claiming something, unbacked by any evidence won't cut it.) that Novell *knew* this. It's quite hard in general to proove what someone knows. Absent some damning proof (and if there's one thing SCO has been short of up until know, then it's proof) I don't see how this can ever get off the ground.
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