[OSM-talk] We need to have a conversation about attribution

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sat Mar 2 16:00:52 UTC 2019




Mar 2, 2019, 4:13 PM by f at zz.de:

>
> Hi,
>
> On Sat, Mar 02, 2019 at 02:05:44PM +0100, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
>
>> Mar 2, 2019, 12:19 PM by >> f at zz.de <mailto:f at zz.de>>> :
>>
>> > Yes - we talk nicely - but in
>> > the end nobody is willing to drag them to court. And THAT was the first
>> > question i had when we talked about relicensing.
>>
>> There is a big gap between polite (and easily ignorable) messages and court.
>>
>> Have OSMF ever send a DMCA to somebody?
>>
>
> In most jurisdications licensing and trade marks will only hold up
> when defended or enforced in court. Once you stop doing so you
> might loose your protection.
>
AFAIK risk of losing protection is frequently overstated and "must hunt down every violation 
or protection disappears is a myth" even for trade marks.

But can you provide source that it applies to licensing? So far I heard about it only in context
of trademarks.

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