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

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Sun Mar 3 01:07:37 UTC 2019

Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> writes:

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

In the US, trademarks have a notion of loss from not defending them.
As I understand it, this does not apply to copyright or to patents.
I have never heard of a notion of loss of copyright from non-defense, in
any country.

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