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Re: Academic Free License 2.1 -- free or not?

Scripsit MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com>

> > 11) Jurisdiction, Venue and Governing Law. Any action or suit relating
> > to this License may be brought only in the courts of a jurisdiction
> > wherein the Licensor resides or in which Licensor conducts its primary
> > business [...]

> Is this choice of venue?

It seems to be, but it is also obscurely worded. The end of the same

| Any use of the Original Work outside the scope of this License or
| after its termination shall be subject to the requirements and
| penalties of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., the
| equivalent laws of other countries, and international treaty. This
| section shall survive the termination of this License.

seems to require the licencee to comply with all copyright laws in the
entire world, however draconian and regardless of his position.

Henning Makholm                             "Det er du nok fandens ene om at
                                         mene. For det ligger i Australien!"

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