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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 19:26:58 -0700
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In article <address@hidden>,
 Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> <http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=fedclaim&vol=1999/9747
> 6c>
>      Thus, nonexclusive licenses are explicitly removed from the 204(a)
>      writing requirement.
>      ...
>      Under federal law, nonexclusive copyright licenses can be granted orally
>      or implied from conduct.
>      ...
>      The existence of either an exclusive or nonexclusive license creates an
>      affirmative defense to a claim of copyright infringement.

205(e) is the problematical section, not 204(a).

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--Tim Smith


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