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Software License
A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software. Under United States copyright law all software is copyright protected, in source code as also object code form.[2] The only exception is software in the public domain. A typical software license grants the licensee, typically an end-user, permission to use one or more copies of software in ways where such a use would otherwise potentially constitute copyright infringement of the software owner's exclusive rights under copyright law.Contents1 Software
Software
licenses and copyright law1.1 Ownership vs
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Mark Webbink
Mark Webbink
Mark Webbink
is a lawyer and a visiting professor of law at New York Law School (NYLS).[1] At NYLS Webbink serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Patent Innovations,[2] the home of the Peer-to-Patent program. Webbink is also a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law[3] and a member of the board of Software Freedom Law Center,[4] which he joined in October, 2007.[5] Webbink worked at Red Hat
Red Hat
as its first general counsel from 2000 to 2004 and its deputy general counsel for intellectual property from 2004 to August 2007, when he retired. Webbink wrote a blog, now defunct, covering open source and intellectual property issues.[6] On May 16, 2011 Groklaw's Pamela Jones announced that Groklaw's new editor would be Mark Webbink.[7] References[edit]^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2009-10-16.  ^ "Archived copy"
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Trade Secret
A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers.[1] In some jurisdictions, such secrets are referred to as confidential information.Contents1 Definition 2 Value 3 Protection 4 Misappropriation 5 History5.1 Roman law 5.2 19th century 5.3 Current regulation5.3.1 European Union 5.3.2 Commonwealth jurisdictions 5.3.3 United States6 Comparison to other types of intellectual property law6.1 Comparison with trademarks 6.2 Comparison with patents7 Criticism 8 Cases 9 See also 10 References and notes 11 Further reading 12 External linksDefinition[edit] The precise language by which a trade secret is defined varies by jurisdiction, as do the particular types of information that are subject to trade secret protection
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UMG V. Augusto
Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
v. Augusto was a federal court case filed by Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
against Troy Augusto, a man who sold promotional CDs on eBay. UMG claimed that the CDs were their property, and Augusto's sales constituted copyright infringement. On January 4, 2011, the Ninth Circuit sided with Augusto, holding that "UMG’s distribution of the promotional CDs under the circumstances effected a sale (transfer of title) of the CDs to the recipients. Further sale of those copies was therefore permissible without UMG’s authorization."[1]Contents1 Background 2 Ruling 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBackground[edit] UMG claimed that their promotional CDs marked "promotional use only" are their property for eternity and cannot be resold.Augusto deceives potential eBay buyers by speciously claiming that he has the right, under U.S
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Consideration
Consideration
Consideration
is a concept of English common law and is a necessity for simple contracts but not for special contracts (contracts by deed). The court in Currie v Misa [1] declared consideration to be a “Right, Interest, Profit, Benefit, or Forbearance, Detriment, Loss, Responsibility”. Thus, consideration is a promise of something of value given by a promissor in exchange for something of value given by a promisee; and typically the thing of value is goods, money, or an act. Forbearance to act, such as an adult promising to refrain from smoking, is enforceable only if one is thereby surrendering a legal right.[2][3][4] The concept has been adopted by other common law jurisdictions, including the US. Consideration
Consideration
may be thought of as the concept of value offered and accepted by people or organisations entering into contracts
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Title 17 Of The United States Code
Title 17 of the United States Code
United States Code
is the United States Code
United States Code
that outlines United States copyright law.[1] It was codified into positive law on July 30, 1947.[2]17 U.S.C. ch. 1—Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright 17 U.S.C. ch. 2—Copyright Ownership and Transfer 17 U.S.C. ch. 3—Duration of Copyright 17 U.S.C. ch. 4—Copyright Notice, Deposit, and Registration 17 U.S.C. ch. 5—Copyright Infringement and Remedies 17 U.S.C. ch. 6—Manufacturing Requirements and Importation 17 U.S.C. ch. 7—Copyright Office 17 U.S.C. ch. 8—Proceedings by Copyright Royalty Judges 17 U.S.C. ch. 9—Protection of Semiconductor Chip Products 17 U.S.C. ch. 10—Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media 17 U.S.C. ch. 11—Sound Recordings and Music Videos 17 U.S.C. ch. 12—Copyright Protection and Management Systems 17 U.S.C. ch
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Copyright Infringement
Copyright
Copyright
infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. The copyright holder is typically the work's creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. Copyright
Copyright
holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures to prevent and penalize copyright infringement. Copyright
Copyright
infringement disputes are usually resolved through direct negotiation, a notice and take down process, or litigation in civil court. Egregious or large-scale commercial infringement, especially when it involves counterfeiting, is sometimes prosecuted via the criminal justice system
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Copyright Act Of 1976
The Copyright
Copyright
Act of 1976 is a United States
United States
copyright law and remains the primary basis of copyright law in the United States, as amended by several later enacted copyright provisions. The Act spells out the basic rights of copyright holders, codified the doctrine of "fair use," and for most new copyrights adopted a unitary term based on the date of the author's death rather than the prior scheme of fixed initial and renewal terms
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Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2
(stylized as HλLF-LIFE2) is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to 1998's Half-Life, and was released in November 2004 following a five-year, $40 million development phase. During development, a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet. The game was developed alongside Valve's Steam software and the Source engine. Taking place some years after the events of Half-Life, protagonist Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman
is awakened by the enigmatic G-Man to find the world has been taken over by the alien Combine. Joined by allies including resistance fighter Alyx Vance, Gordon searches for a way to free humanity using a variety of weapons, including the object-manipulating Gravity Gun. Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2
received critical acclaim
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Derivative Works
In copyright law, a derivative work is an expressive creation that includes major copyright-protected elements of an original, previously created first work (the underlying work). The derivative work becomes a second, separate work independent in form from the first. The transformation, modification or adaptation of the work must be substantial and bear its author's personality sufficiently to be original and thus protected by copyright. Translations, cinematic adaptations and musical arrangements are common types of derivative works. Most countries' legal systems seek to protect both original and derivative works.[1] They grant authors the right to impede or otherwise control their integrity and the author's commercial interests
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Performing Rights
Performing rights are the right to perform music in public. It is part of copyright law and demands payment to the music’s composer/lyricist and publisher (with the royalties generally split 50/50 between the two). Public performance means that a musician or group who is not the copyright holder is performing a piece of music live, as opposed to the playback of a pre-recorded song. Performances are considered "public" if they take place in a public place and the audience is outside of a normal circle of friends and family, including concerts, nightclubs, restaurants etc
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Licensee
A licensee can mean the holder of a license, or in U.S. tort law, a licensee is a person who is on the property of another, despite the fact that the property is not open to the general public, because the owner of the property has allowed the licensee to enter. The status of a visitor as a licensee (as opposed to a trespasser or an invitee) defines the legal rights of the visitor if they are injured due to the negligence of the property possessor (not necessarily the owner). Where licensees are present, activities conducted on the land by or at the behest of the owner of the land must be conducted with the care that a prudent person would show. A duty to warn arises if there is a harmful condition on the land that is hidden from the licensee, so long as the landowner knows of this condition. The licensee falls between the anticipated or discovered trespasser and the invitee on the sliding scale of tort liability assessed to landowners
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CC0
A Creative Commons
Creative Commons
(CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author's work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work.[1][2][3][4][5] There are several types of CC licenses. The licenses differ by several combinations that condition the terms of distribution. They were initially released on December 16, 2002 by Creative Commons, a U.S. non-profit corporation founded in 2001
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Law Of Germany
The Law of Germany
Germany
(German: Recht Deutschlands), that being the modern German legal system (German: Deutsches Rechtssystem), is a system of civil law which is founded on the principles laid out by the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, though many of the most important laws, for example most regulations of the civil code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, or BGB) were developed prior to the 1949 constitution. It is composed of public law (öffentliches Recht), which regulates the relations between a citizen/person and the state (including criminal law) or two bodies of the state and the private law (Privatrecht) which regulates the relations between two people or companies
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Copyright Term
Copyright
Copyright
term is the length of time copyright subsists in a work before it passes into the public domain.Contents1 Length of copyright 2 Implications2.1 Copyright
Copyright
term and the public domain 2.2 Copyright
Copyright
term and orphan works3 Reception and discussion 4 Charts 5 See also 6 ReferencesLength of copyright[edit] Copyright
Copyright
subsists for a variety of lengths in different jurisdictions. The length of the term can depend on several factors, including the type of work (e.g. musical composition or novel), whether the work has been published or not, and whether the work was created by an individual or a corporation. In most of the world, the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years. In the United States, the term for most existing works is a fixed number of years after the date of creation or publication
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BSD License
BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software. This is in contrast to copyleft licenses, which have reciprocity share-alike requirements. The original BSD license was used for its namesake, the Berkeley Software Distribution
Berkeley Software Distribution
(BSD), a Unix-like
Unix-like
operating system. The original version has since been revised and its descendants are more properly termed modified BSD licenses. BSD is both a license and a class of license (generally referred to as BSD-like). The modified BSD license (in wide use today) is very similar to the license originally used for the BSD version of Unix. The BSD license is a simple license that merely requires that all code licensed under the BSD license be licensed under the BSD license if redistributed in source code format
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