[linux-elitists] Info on SCO Lawsuit

Mikael Pawlo mikael@pawlo.com
Thu May 29 11:51:47 PDT 2003


At 10.56 -0700 03-05-28, Ben Woodard wrote:
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>Does anyone know what the legal standard for proof of authorship is? For
>example, say Don and I are working together on an article and we have a
>fight and decide that we cannot work together but we both end up writing
>articles on the original subject matter. If segments of the article end
>up being the same, how do we prove in a court of law that we were in
>fact the original author of a specified chunk of text?
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If you can not prove who wrote what, you might end up with joint title,
which may be devastating in practice.

Regards,

Mikael


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