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

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Wed May 1 00:34:16 UTC 2019

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 4:47 PM Pamela Chestek <pamela at chesteklegal.com>

> It exercises no rights outside of copyright law.

Are you sure of that? It seems to me the data sharing terms are required
performance, and contractual in nature (not simply rights in copyright
law). The theory that the user already owns the data is a red herring, they
don't have a right in law to request a copy until these license terms come

So, we get a result like "if you refuse to convey certain data, you can't
publicly perform the program". This is a compulsion that goes pretty far
beyond "you must share the source code and the right to use, modify, and
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