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Lawsuit alleges Palm Pre violates copyright

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Artifex Software is suing Palm over the PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer in Palm's Pre smartphone, it said on Thursday.

Artifex requires that an entire application must be licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) if muPDF is part of the application.

If the software is not licensed under the GNU GPL, then Artifex requires a commercial license in order to use muPDF, according to the company's licensing terms.

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