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I just recognized that in germany each and every contract has a paragraph in the end saying about the following:

If any of the paragraphs contained in this contract/document is invalid due to
some legal restrictions, all other paragraphs remain intact. The invalid
paragraph will be treated as if it didn't exist at all.

There are cases, where this was omitted, and due to only one illegal section, the whole contract was invalid.

I don't know if any other contries have similar requirements on contracts, so maybe you should check this out and add some kind of this at the end of GPLv3.

The test case for this would be some sort of 'evil software author', that would pass his software to his enemies, making them to redistribute his gpled software, and then sueing those for copyright infringement as the whole contract was invalid and they had no right to do so..

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