[cc-community] Not sure does cc apply to a copy or 'original' work
peter.brink at brinkdata.se
Mon Jun 2 15:46:06 EDT 2008
Terry Hancock skrev:
> 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.
Well, a difference in terminology then. Here in Sweden the term
"exclusive" is commonly used when A lets B use all A:s (economic) rights
to a given work, which is the same as a full transfer of rights, even if
(of course) the transfer may be limited in time.
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