Re: Patent clauses in licenses
On 2004-09-20 13:25:54 +0100 Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
* MJ Ray:
licences which terminate on related patent action may be free. I do
how copyright licences which terminate on patent action can be free.
This strongly favors patent owners over copyright owners. [...]
Rubbish. If the patent owner is not also a copyright owner (or
sublicensor), they cannot make the copyright licence terminate on
patent action against them.
It is bad patent law which favours patent owners. It is fine to use
copyright licences to "correct" copyright law, but using copyright
licences to "correct" non-copyright law - be it patent law, gun
control law or nuclear technology laws - is not.
MJR/slef My Opinion Only and not of any group I know
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