You are not thinking like a lawyer. A defendant with a fat pocketbook
is always worth considering.
On May 29, 2006, at 5:06 AM, Andrew Gray wrote:
On 29/05/06, SCO Estmort
Is there any way we can take action against Baidu
some legal means of recourse, because they apparently are taking
the Chinese Wikipedia wholesale, with utter copyright violations.
We have to
deal with copyright issues, I don't see why we should idly stand
by and let
ourselves get trampled over with. Since we have been sending cease
desist notices to small mirrors now, surely this is the ripe
Baidu Baike is state-sponsored by the People's Republic of China.
Call me cynical and all, but if you want to find a ripe legal target,
perhaps picking one that won't have its legal bills paid by a
*country* would be a good start. (Let's leave aside the interesting
legal question of whether or not the Foundation has legal standing to
We can't fight China; it'd waste our time and they wouldn't even
notice. We're not magically endowed crusaders for truth and justice;
we're writers. Ripe targets are all well and good, but picking a fight
we can win should come before picking a fight that sounds good.
- Andrew Gray
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