[License-review] veto against Unlicence

Russell Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Wed May 13 18:53:01 UTC 2020

On 5/13/20 2:37 PM, Pamela Chestek wrote:
> I would add to the list (c), a court might hold that, in the absence of
> an effective dedication to the public domain, a user would not have a
> defense to a claim of infringement based on the clear statement of the
> uses the author has identified in the document as permitted.

I'm confused. Did you mean to say "a user would not have to defend a 
claim of infringement based on the ...." ?

I think Thorsten's objection is based on France's moral rights. Perhaps 
we could suggest that the Unlicense contain a statement saying "In 
France, the concept of moral rights prohibits me from giving up my 
copyright in this work. Therefore, in France, this license gives you 
co-ownership of the copyright."

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