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The Real Legal Argument Revealed (in a comic strip)
Thursday, April 29 2010 @ 12:36 PM EDT

I'd say Ubersoft: Technology is Not Your Friend captures in a comic strip the essence of SCO's request to the judge in SCO v. Novell that the court grant SCO the copyrights that the jury just ruled belong to Novell. Thanks to the creator, Christopher Wright's, choice of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License, I can share it with you here.


Comic Transcript

JUDGE: I... really don't understand why SCO is still here.

SCO LAWYER: Well, Your Honor, it's quite simple.

SCO LAWYER: When we sued Uniqque claiming that we owned the Unix copyright, and therefore by extension the entire Linux operating system market, you and a jury ruled that it was Uniqque who owned the copyright, thereby foiling our attempt to exploit a very lucrative licensing market.

JUDGE: At which point you should have gone home, dusted off your resume, and hit the bricks looking for a new job.

SCO LAWYER: We came up with a better plan.

JUDGE: I don't think there's a--

SCO LAWYER: We would like the Court to force Uniqque to give us their copyright.

JUDGE: The... what? The copyright that we just determined they now legally own, completely and fully, and that you have no legal claim to whatsoever?

SCO LAWYER: The very same.

JUDGE: On what grounds?

SCO LAWYER: We really, really want it.


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