[tz] Civil suit; ftp shutdown; mailing list shutdown

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Oct 7 07:00:34 UTC 2011

John Hawkinson said:
> I'm mirrored the court documents, of which there are five, at
> http://web.mit.edu/jhawk/tmp/tz

Thanks for this.

> I am somewhat puzzled why Arthur chose to shut down the mailing list
> and the ftp server.

If Arthur loses the suit for any reason, it's possible that damages will
be awarded on a daily basis. In which case, every day the server remains
up increases the damages.

I don't know why he shut down the list, but perhaps it's to ensure there
isn't even the appearance that he's responsible for or encouraging the
mirroring activity that has already started (both of which could land him
with more damages).

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