Lots of software is licensed under the GPL license. It is very well known and well understood. Like most legal documents the license is itself copyrighted, and while the license can be freely copied and used, permission to create derivative works of the license is explicitly denied. So if you see a license calling itself “GPL license” most people will not read any further but assume it is the well-known license.
I read elsewhere that scammers distribute software with a “fake” GPL license. It looks like the GPL license but contains terms that are highly negative for the user of the software.
If I fall for this scam, am I bound by the fake license? Or can I argue that since the license called itself “GPL license” and creating a fake GPL license is copyright infringement (assume that taking enough from the original to be convincing requires it to be substantially similar to the original), I should be able to act as if it was the “real” GPL license?
(See this article: https://m.slashdot.org/story/421657)