Re: [htdig-dev] Licensing issues...
On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 03:03:10PM -0600, Joel Baker wrote:
> One of the primarily reasons given for "forced ack" clauses is a fear of
> other folks quietly filing off the serial numbers and absconding with it,
> giving the impression of having created it.
> The no-op involved is that material misrepresentation for benefit is, in
> most jurisdictions, going to fall under 'fraud' even without the more
> obvious step of actually failing to acknowledge when there's a requirement.
There's a big leap between forcing acknowledgement in advertisement (banner
ads) and requiring acknowledgement in the normal, appropriate places (copyright
notices, etc). I wouldn't even put my own name in my advertisements; it's