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Actual damages for copyright infringement of software code supported by monetary value of work by contributors to open source project

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 14 2010

A claim for actual damages for infringement of open source software code is not precluded because the code was distributed without charge, a district court ruled

Computer file extension functional, therefore not protectable as trademark

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

A computer file extension is inherently functional, therefore a software company that utilizes a particular file extension to designate files that are accessed by its proprietary software may not protect the letters comprising the file extension as a trademark, a district court ruled