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Thanks for following our live microblog of the hearing on our motion to remand in the Software Freedom Conservancy v. case. It's sometimes difficult to get transcripts from the Court on motion hearings, but we'll try our best and post it to our website if we can get it.

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🧑‍⚖️Judge Staton concludes with: “I have enough information. Your papers were very good. The matter will be taken under submission and posted to the docket.”

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🧑📜️Shlaff (our attorney) : “Places where and contract cases co-exist are myriad. … [] has ignored the extra element test.”

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🧑‍⚖️Judge Staton asks :“As Plaintiff [SFC] points out, the right they seek is greater distribution. IWO: what is typically protected under copyright,and in their view…it's to benefit them [SFC] as third-parties to the contract,so they *can't* bring it as a copyright claim the nature of the claim is contrary to exclusive rights under the copyright. Are you saying that because the copyright holder has linked it to distribution, it means ‘that's it’, they can't meet an extra element?"

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🧑‍⚖️ Judge Staton to : “If there is a third-party beneficiary under this contract, how would that third party ever enforce the right to receive source code that's provided for in the agreement? That would be for the State court to decide, right?”

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🧑‍⚖️ Judge Staton to : “The @FSF's FAQ answers aren't binding on the court.”

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🧑‍⚖️ Judge Staton asks : “How does this not go *beyond* copyright law?”

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🧑📜️ Shlaff (our attorney) starts out by saying: “It is our motion, but is their burden. It is not appropriate to bring this before the federal court.”

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The three people there are 🧑‍⚖️Judge Jospheine Staton, 🧑📜️Michael Williams ('s attorney) and 🧑📜️John A. Schlaff (one of our attorneys).

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🎧🧑‍⚖️ Listen in now! The hearing on our Motion to Remand in Software Freedom Conservancy v. Vizio is starting right now. Follow this thread for our play-by-play. Dial-in info to hear it yourself: cacd.uscourts.gov/sites/defaul

We are just 2.5 hours away from a very interesting opportunity to hear issues regarding the in our right-to-software-repair lawsuit against . Check out the Court schedule for details: cacd.uscourts.gov/sites/defaul

Check out our new explainer video narrated by our own ED @o0karen0o
created by Chris Rogers.
We're so happy to be able to share our vision of software freedom with you in this new video!
sfconservancy.org/news/2022/ma

You may have a unique opportunity to hear to oral arguments in USA federal court on a key legal issue re: & the in our right-to-software-repair lawsuit against . Mark your calendar for this Friday 2022-05-13 at 17:30 UTC. Read more: sfconservancy.org/blog/2022/ma

Receiving copyright assignments from developers working on key aspects of FOSS means we have another important tool for enforcement of the GPL and other copyleft licenses.

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This is an important tool that will help us continue our work representing and protecting copylefted projects.

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Been wondering what the real story is behind v. PureThink? Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, explains what & activists need to know about the continuing case & its potential impact on GPLv3. Learn about it now: sfconservancy.org/blog/2022/ma

Our Policy Fellow, Bradley M. Kuhn, writes about how (like the ) is the best strategy we have to acheive ethical software that enables users to advance other important social justice causes: sfconservancy.org/blog/2022/ma

Our Policy Fellow kicked off discussion on our AI-Assisted Programming and Copyleft mailing list. We're on the long road to figure out what can/should be done about 's and 's for-profit AI (that's trained with our community's ): lists.copyleft.org/pipermail/a

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