[cc-licenses] Subject Matter: Semiconductor Masks and Design Rights

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Wed Apr 11 14:08:03 EDT 2012


On 04/11/2012 11:59 AM, Christopher Covington wrote:
> With the expansion of rights licensed expanding to include database
> rights, I'd like to propose also adding other sui generis rights,
> specifically semiconductor mask rights and design rights. These were
> both recently added to a modified version of the Apache license to come
> up with the Solderpad Open License [1].
>
> 1. http://solderpad.org/licenses/SHL-0.51/

GPLv3 also mentions rights other than copyright:

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html

"""
“Copyright” also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of 
works, such as semiconductor masks.
"""

As with database rights, these vary around the world.

- Rob.


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