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Old 07-30-2019, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MrDibble View Post
"liable" could just mean "legally liable to pay back any money they made from it", maybe? Sure, they didn't plagiarise, it would be wrong to label them a plagiarist because of this decision.
It would be wrong to label them as “plagiarists” because the court wasn’t considering any question of plagiarism. Indeed there is no federal action for plagiarism.

However, they were found liable for infringement. So it would be accurate to label them as “infringers.”

You can’t be liable for infringement without a finding that you did all the things that define infringement.
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