[License-review] For Approval: Convertible Free Software License, Version 1.3 (C-FSL v1.3)
cowan at ccil.org
Sat Jan 12 07:28:00 UTC 2019
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:
glossing over "joint authorship" because we don't do that here, see
> if you're curious, but open source is careful not to go there.)
I, on the other hand, think that open-source collaboration goes there every
single day, and that nearly every patch committed evinces "the intention
that their contributions be merged into inseparable or interdependent parts
of a unitary whole." And not only do I think so, I believe that Larry
Rosen, who is an actual IP lawyer, thinks so too. Indeed, it was he who
convinced me of its truth.
> This is why filming stage plays is so hard [etc. etc. etc.]
It's hard because films are made in a "clearance culture", which is to say
a culture of fear, not because of actual legal constraints. Still
photographers take pictures of strangers without their consent every day,
and a video is nothing but a sequence of stills. (There are some exceptions
and anomalies, such as the right in California to prevent certain uses of
your image if you're a famous person, but even that doesn't extend to news
photography.) Oddly enough, audio recordings without consent are legal or
illegal on a state-by-state basis.
John Cowan http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
Pour moi, les villes du Silmarillion ont plus de realite que Babylone.
--Christopher Tolkien, as interviewed by Le Monde
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