[cc-community] Not sure does cc apply to a copy or 'original' work
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Mon Jun 2 15:17:17 EDT 2008
Peter Brink wrote:
> An exclusive license is not exclusive unless it covers all rights a
> copyright holder has. So issuing an exclusive license is, in practice,
> the same as a transfer a copyright from A to B.
Certainly that is not the usual meaning of "exclusive" in US law. Here,
it means that you have certain rights to the exclusion of any other
party. The most common example is "exclusive first serial rights", for
example, which is limited to one particular license. What the
"exclusive" means is that you are binding yourself not to sell the same
rights to another party.
I was under the impression that this was the meaning of "exclusive" in
essentially all copyright systems.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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