[License-discuss] License Stewards

Grahame Grieve grahame at healthintersections.com.au
Thu Oct 4 22:31:32 UTC 2012

> Unfortunately, fair use only covers YOUR use of the license. If you then
> publish that modified license and distribute it, you are in some sense
> intentionally detracting from the market for the original license (as a
> copyright court might analyze the fair use factors). On the other hand, if
> copyright doesn't apply at all then your use and your licensees use of your
> license need not even be "fair".

well, ok, but on what grounds would copyright not apply?

> An appeals court analyzed a somewhat similar situation in Veeck v. Southern
> Building Code Congress International, 293 F.3d 791 (5th Cir., 2002) (cert.
> denied).
> [http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/293/293.F3d.791.99-40632.html].
> This is one of my favorite cases. It puts standards organizations on notice
> that, at least in the Fifth Circuit, they can't own the law.

how is this similar? if the copyright statement is referenced in law, you mean?
isn't that a bit implausible?


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