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Subject: Re: Remove PluginJewels from RockBox downloads immediately

Re: Remove PluginJewels from RockBox downloads immediately

From: Steve Garcia <sgarcia_at_bak.rr.com>
Date: 2006-04-19

Bluechip wrote:

> If he wants to get stupid about IPR and S/w Patents etc. then let's give
> hims a run for his money !?

Somebody mentioned small claims court. If it goes to court, this is a
copyright matter, so that means Federal court.

If you have an ironclad case in a patent matter, the average cost to
*you* to fight it is around $1 million. That's with right on your side.
 Copyright cases are probably a lot cheaper -- with an ironclad case (is
this really ironclad?) we could probably get by for less than $50k.

Maybe it's worth $50 to 100k to him. Is it to us?

This is why so many developers cave in cases like this. *Winning* is
more expensive than rolling over.

>
> BC
>
>> Yeah, I agree that doing anything to change ours at the moment is
>> pointless. We shouldn't just say "Screw you" or anything, but no
>> steps/changes should be made to what we have until at least some more
>> discussion has happened between Popcap and us.
>>
>> On 4/18/06, *Paul van der Heu* <paul@paulgeluid.nl
>> <mailto:paul@paulgeluid.nl>> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 21:04:39 -0400, bk wrote:
>> >If it's just a matter of changing some colors around or something
>> >else minor I don't see the harm if it means avoiding potentially
>> >disasterous legal complications.
>>
>> There's more to it.. IF you 'just change some colors around' you
>> basically admit guilt and in all honesty there's nothing to be
>> guilty about IMO.. If push comes to shoe you can always back down,
>> but I think the case for keeping it as it is is way too strong to
>> just let it go.. IMO..
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>>
Received on Wed Apr 19 03:45:49 2006


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