Re: Some licensing questions regarding celestia
On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 05:26:27PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > The falsity of that statement can be seen at a brief glance from the
> > fact that "a license granting unlimited unrevokable rights to the
> > public to use, modify, copy, etc." would be founded in copyright law,
> > rather than copyright law, without even considering the merits of the
> > "public domain dedications".
> Licenses are primarily founded upon Contract Law, not Copyright Law.
> Copyright Law is what grants you the rights to a work which you then
> exchange or give away using a License or Contract. Contract Law is
> what allows you to establish a legally binding document to exchange or
> give away those rights or interests.
http://www.ilaw.com.au/public/licencearticle.html , at least, disagrees