[Foundation-l] Fair Use (again)

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 22:11:06 UTC 2007

On 28/01/07, Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:

> Yeah? How many of you have actually had to stand in front of a judge
> with millions of dollars of **YOUR**
> money on the line. I have stood there more times than I care to mention,
> and in most cases not by my own choice.
> Judges will not listen to whining exusces and weak arguments, and you
> don't get to argue over and over again
> after they rule -- you have to pay. The real shocker is when the judge
> orders you to pay
> the other sides legal fees. What if they hire Coudert Brothers from new
> York to defend them who charges $500.00/hour
> and they rack up 350,000.00 in fees just to send a dozen letters and
> file a complaint and you get ordered to pay it.

In the example I mentioned, it may be worth mentioning the Church of
Scientology has had to pay the attorney's fees for the people they
sued many a time.

> Cheaper to take down the content.

I suspect in a clear-cut case, you'd be surprised how many friends
Wikipedia has.

Not that I consider it a good idea to push it, of course.

- d.

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