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Re: Zope license

What rights you have under copyright do not limit what you can put in a
contract (and the software license is very definitely a contract). You
have the right in a contract to offer certain rights in exchange for
something else. For example, "I will license you the right to make
copies of my work _only_ in exchange for your promise to perform certain
services". In this case, the service required is advertising.


> 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
>     lending;
>        (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.
The $70 Billion US "budget surplus" hardly offsets our $5 Trillion national
debt. The debt increased by $133 Billion in the same year we found a
"surplus". More debt is predicted for 1999. See www.concordcoalition.org .
Bruce Perens K6BP bruce@pixar.com 510-620-3502 NCI-1001

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