[OSM-legal-talk] Would The ODbL and BY-SA Clash In A Database Extracted From a BY-SA Produced Work?
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Wed Sep 8 14:09:22 BST 2010
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 2:51 AM, Francis Davey <fjmd1a at gmail.com> wrote:
> Section 196 of the Copyright Act requires an assignment to
> be made in writing and signed on behalf of the assignor. The
> Australian provisions are almost identical to the English ones.
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 4:18 AM, andrzej zaborowski <balrogg at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's the same here in Europe (or at least in Poland), a copyright
> assignment can only be done in writing.
Well yeah, I believe it's the same in the United States, in that
assignments must be "in writing and signed".
Of course, in most US states, I believe typing one's name into a web
form where it says "place signature here" qualifies as being "in
writing and signed". No idea about other jurisdictions.
As we've said, it appears to be moot anyway. The CT refers to a
non-exclusive license in large part precisely to avoid these issues.
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