On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
>> Now, the French contributor can sneak something past debian-legal by
>> writing a license text that appears to grant permissions that the
>> contributor has no power to grant. Is that what you want?
>Are you sure the location of the contributor is relevant?
>With copyright the nationality of the author and where the work was
>produced are normally irrelevant, as I understand it, so if one
>American sues another American for an alleged infringement that took
>place in France, then French law applies.
>Moral rights might be different, of course. Perhaps according to
>French law only French authors have moral rights. :-)
The problem is that many US copyrighed works do not
have [legally recognized] authors at all. Author != copyright holder
and firms and corporations cannot have moral rights
according the most of European copyright laws.