[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: CC Non-waivable Compulsory License Scheme

Freek Dijkstra wrote:
> Actually, you could do like the FSF: fight the system by using their own
> methods. There is nothing that can stop Debian from registering as a
> rights society, and as such could become a society to collect these
> non-waivable fees on behalf of the (open-source) software authors.

Dutch law forbids anyone from setting up a rights collection society
without permission from the Minister of Economic affairs. Since
we already have BUMA, Stemra, SENA and all the others, you will
not get such permission.

Otherwise, excellent explanation!


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/
              Arnoud blogt nu ook: http://blog.iusmentis.com/

Reply to: