Re: GPL "+" question
On 31/05/15 00:10, Riley Baird wrote:
On Sat, 30 May 2015 23:24:53 +0200
Ángel González<email@example.com> wrote:
IMHO you would be the one responsible for enforcing the license...
Exactly. So, if a work is originally licensed under GPL-2+ and Person A
makes a copy and gives it to Person B under GPL-3. Now consider that
Person B gives a copy to Person C under GPL-2+. Person A can't enforce
the original copyright holder's copyrights. I find it difficult to
believe that the original copyright holder would enforce Person A's
unless you also
granted (delegated?) the right of enforcing the work license to someone
I'm not sure that you can grant the right of enforcing the license to
Copyright collecting societies do so.
I suspect that for legal litigation you may need to represent the
Also note that if authors gave that power to everyone, anyone attempting
to exercise that
right would still need the author in order to prove that the author
didn't also provide a
otherwise why wouldn't copyleft authors just let
give everyone the right to enforce their license?
propietary license to the infringer,¹ so it wouldn't be that useful.
Usually, copyright collecting societies are the only ones entitled to
license that author's
work, and their position when detecting infringement is thus quite
¹ unless they also gave up the right to ever license it under different
terms, perhaps. A
very bad idea IMHO.