Re: Zope license
Bruce Perens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Acknowledged. I was attempting to point out the fact that the GPL
> grants rights in return for your restricting your rights in some way
> in return (following some rules). The GPL does not place restrictions
> on fair use but this principle could (IMO) be used to do so.
No. The Zope license is claiming a right which is not a "copy" right.
In U.S. Law, here's the "copy" rights (from Title 17 of the USC):
Sec. 106. Exclusive rights in copyrighted works
Subject to sections 107 through 120, the owner of copyright under this
title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:
(1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;
(2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
(3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the
public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or
(4) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works,
pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the
copyrighted work publicly;
(5) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works,
pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the
individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display
the copyrighted work publicly; and
(6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work
publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
Unless documents produced using the Zope editor are derivative works of
the Zope editor, the button clause is just plain bogus.