A look at EDU 4 v. AFPA, also known as the ”Paris GPL-case”

Martin von Willebrand


On 22nd September 2009 many Internet news sources noted a decision by the Appeal Court of Paris. The coverage generally described the decision as “an important case on GPL license enforceability”. This brief article examines the decision and discusses its relationship to GPL license enforcement specifically and open source licensing in general. The account is based on review of the eight-page decision only and some legal conclusions are offered by considering the judgement in relation to the current situation in other jurisdictions, such as Finland.


Paris, GPL

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