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Institut für Rechtsfragen der Freien und Open Source Software

GNU GPL Enforcement in Germany and Europe

Dr. Till Jaeger
18. März 2010 - 10:10


Commons, Users, Service Providers - Internet (Self-)Regulation and Copyright

GPL enforcement is successful in Europe. In several court decisions and out of court settlements the license conditions of the GPL have been successfully enforced. In particular, embedded systems are the main focus of such compliance activities. The article describes the practice of enforcement activities and the legal prerequisites under the application of German law.