Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?
On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 03:06:47PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG said:
= Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
= > This approach means that authors will be forced to accept
= > any kind of modifications, even those that directly go against
= > their artistic wishes. The US system thinks this is OK since
= > you got paid. The European system thinks this is not OK.
= *Forced*? Forced exactly *how*? At gunpoint? In the US, and in
= Europe, a contract extracted at gunpoint is not valid.
Most common law jurisdictions I have studied treat even subtle
pressures, including econimic threats as 'force'; you need not show
that you signed with a gun at your head.
Mahesh T. Pai.
Mahesh T. Pai, Advocate,
'NANDINI', S. R. M. Road,
Ernakulam, Cochin-682018, http;//in.geocities.com/paivakil