[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License

Pamela Chestek pamela at chesteklegal.com
Sat Apr 27 16:18:38 UTC 2019

On 4/24/2019 6:00 AM, Henrik Ingo wrote:
> 1. The use of public performance in a software license is novel and
> untested. It's hard to predict it's effect, but from the definition of
> Public Performance it seems possible and even likely that both
> developers and users can get sued inadvertently.
The definition for "Public Performance" is "using the Software to take
any action that implicates the rights of public performance or public
display of a work under copyright law."  Query how this plays out under
EU law specifically. I hope EU readers more knowledgeable than me chime
in, but I don't read any equivalent right under EU law, so I don't know
what an EU court would do with it. Ignore it because there is no such
thing in the EU? Consider it equivalent to distribution?


Pamela S. Chestek
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