[Fedora-legal-list] Forced copyright assignment
tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Jan 31 17:03:37 UTC 2011
On 01/30/2011 09:13 PM, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> I suspect that in the cases you are talking about, there is a key
> difference: the work the company is distributing is a derivative work of
> a GPL work copyrighted by another party, so that party can sue the
> company for copyright infringement. But in the original case in this
> thread, IguanaWorks is (we think) the sole copyright holder of the work
> it is distributing.
There is a difference in those two cases, as it is simpler for a
copyright holder to go after an infringer, but I suspect from a contract
perspective, the claim is equally valid.
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