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Re: Patent infringement (fwd)
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> - Possession of a 2.3a key does not necessarily constitute inducement to
> infringe the patent. Perfectly legal programs exist which will work very
> well with a 2.3a key (versions 2.4 and up). So by possessing a key
^^^^^^ (as long as WE code it that way)
> labelled 2.3a you are not inducing others to violate anyone's patents.
Especially when considering those not in the United States...RSA patent
(however valid/invalid) need not apply; and you're not (necessarily)
contributing to "inducement" since that's what's necessary to communicate
with those out of the country.
> - In any case, Sternlight does not have any standing in making this charge.
> He is not a lawyer and is not affiliated with RSADSI in any way. At best
> his reports are second- or third-hand interpretations of his understanding
> of RSADSI's position. Unless or until the patent holder speaks directly
> to make these charges, there is no need to respond.
Like (m)any of us can make an official statement on that.
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