August 20, 2008

Comments on Jacobsen v Katzer

Author: JT Smith

The judgement came to the (not entirely surprising) conclusion that conditions in a licence should be treated as conditions. That is to say, they limit the scope of the licence, so that if you do not comply with them you are breaching copyright. The decision of the court is welcome but not unexpected. In this posting Brendan Scott of Open Source Law makes some observations on the reasoning of the court.



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