Re: conquer relicensing
Michael Poole wrote:
> Arnoud Engelfriet writes:
> > However I didn't see a signature in the text file.
> > Only the guy's name.
> At least in the US, the relevant law (why I mentioned "affirmative
> acts") is what make click-through agreements binding -- the act of
> clicking is the user's electronic "signature". My thought is that his
> writing out of that paragraph would also suffice to show affirmative
I'm not sure. The statute calls for "signed by the owner",
but not to show assent to an agreement. It's a one-sided
statement that has to serve as evidence that the copyright
has transferred. I can see how typing in my name could be
construed as evidence of my acceptance of your offer. But
if a statute explicitly calls for "signed", wouldn't something
like a proper PGP signature be called for?
> (In pre-computer times, did not thumbprints or 'X's qualify as
> signatures? My understanding is that a contract marked with one of
> those was generally binding on whomever made such a mark.)
Ok, ok, I'm not up-to-speed on 1600s English caselaw. :-)
Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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