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Re: [PATCH] Re: [PATCH] Include offending XML in "Malformed XML" error message

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2005-06-23 13:21:06 CEST

On Thu, 22 Jun 2005 kfogel@collab.net wrote:

> Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> writes:
>>> Does
>>> that suffice to Collabnet as assignment of copyright?
>>
>> No, at least in the US, copyright can only be assigned in writing.
>
> Wait a minute: I thought in the past you'd said that email and bona
> fide belief of author's intent was sufficient to assign copyright? Or
> maybe you meant, sufficient for CollabNet to proceed as if copyright
> had been assigned?

You've asked two different questions.
The answer to the first is no, the second is yes.
:)
If you ask "has he assigned copyright to CollabNet", the answer is no.
Assignment of copyright is a "term of art", and has very specific meaning.

If you ask "would this make any difference in a court of law given what he
has done", the answer is probably also no, because he'd probably be
estopped from asserting copyright infringement claims.

However, not having assigned the code does mean he doesn't have to
worry about how CollabNet is going to license it, because he can still do
what he wants.

>
> -K
>

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