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Re: Effect of transfer of copyright on free software licenses?


From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: Effect of transfer of copyright on free software licenses?
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:28:10 -0700
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In article <address@hidden>,
 John Hasler <address@hidden> wrote:

> Tim Smith writes:
> > Industry practice overrides a statutory requirement for a signature?
> 
> The USA has no such statutory requirement (I assume that by "signature" you
> mean an autograph signature.  One can make a legally-binding commitment
> without putting pen to paper.)

Well, what do you think "a written instrument signed by the owner of the 
rights licensed", which is how the statute phrases it, means?

-- 
--Tim Smith


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