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Itext PDF | Developer informed customer regarding licensing but Customer ignores

Is it the developers mistake if he used AGPL licensed software (itextpdf) in one of his applications and also informed the customer to purchase a commercial license but the customer didn't buy it (yet)...
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Selling my own label-making software for Zebra printers

I did a little research on Google about the licensing problem of selling original label-making software for Zebra printers and failed to find anything related to it. Normally there shouldn't be any ...
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Using Windows Media Player SDK in a commercial software

Does anyone know what license does the Windows Media Player SDK use? I am implementing a video player to commercial software written in Visual Basic and I couldn't find any license information ...
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About tinyMCE editor license

I am using WordPress and WordPress using TinyMCE version 4 and it's old and not the best for our projects if we include the latest version of TinyMCE (5) in our projects many issues will happen so we ...
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Is it possible to license only parts of a derivative work?

This is kind of a follow-up question to one I asked earlier. I thought that if I generalize it, it would be better to ask it separately. I want to create a derivative work of another work, which is ...
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Could I convert an HTML template under MIT to a WordPress theme and sell it?

I found an HTML blog template under the MIT license, and I would like to convert it to a WordPress theme and sell it (for example, on ThemeForest). If I understand correctly, the MIT license will ...
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Would hiding a footer (with copyright information) on a website template be legal?

Let's say that I decide to create a website template that users can download for free or purchase a license. The free version includes a footer on the sidebar that includes something like: © ...
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Is it allowed to use a copyrighted music track on a video, but without integrating the audio into the video?

It's generally known that if you use a song to create a music video, you must have obtained a master use license to publish the track as a part of the music video, and also a synchronization license ...
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Is it illegal to access regional locked content via VPN in Germany?

I'm living in a Germany and I'm a huge fan of tv shows. When I watch some tv shows on ABC, CW, Hulu, Netflix I'm using a VPN to pretend I reside in USA, sometimes I use virtual prepaid card to mimic ...
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Is putting a warning enough to make your hacking software legal? [closed]

I never wrote a license or a readme for a program. This is my readme.txt inside the folder of the program that gets downloaded : ATTENTION: HACKING IS ILLEGAL USE THIS AT YOUR OWN GMAIL ACCOUNTS THE ...
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Is it possible to have a software license that is free for people, but expensive for mega corporations?

I've been searching for a software license that seems like it should exist. The fact that I'm not finding it anywhere makes me wonder if it's just not possible. This page has a pretty good list of ...
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Does the acceptance of a software licence constitute a contract? Can such a contract be closed without using said software?

This question revolves around the (unresolved) question in the open source community, whether "dynamic linking" against a GPL-licensed library requires your software to be GPL-licensed, as well. I ...
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Excluded Purpose of License not clear. Confluent Community License

First time asking something on Law Stack Exchange and I am not sure if it is the right place. Usually use Stackoverflow but my question fits there even less. I have Problems understanding the ...
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Can I use Creative-Commons Share-alike software in a commercial server application?

I'd like to write a computer program that runs on a server. This program leverages the popular Express.js library which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 USA license. ...
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Do licenses created by a company dissolve, void, or simply invalidate if said company bankrupts / sells assets?

So I made a previous question about a dissolved or possibly bankrupted company that I wanted to use assets of for a fan-made remaster / remake of their game. The said company has given access to their ...
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If a company silently shuts down, what happens to their assets and legal status? [duplicate]

Edit: By assets, I mean actual game assets, like art and music, not legal assets I’m working on a fan game / remaster of a dead game called “Deepworld” that was developed by a... well... also dead ...
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Why do I need a TV licence to watch non BBC services?

Today I learned that the TV licence in the UK is required to: watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel Source This means that if I watch, for example, Sky Sports, even ...
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What if 2 different sites have different licences for the same object?

I have 2 related questions: What happens if 2 web pages allow to download the same image but with different licence usage? i.e. one site allows the image for basically every use and the other restrict ...
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Selling License Exceptions using CLA

I am working on an open-source software project in academia. It is currently licensed under a modified BSD-style license that allows only unmodified, non-commercial usage. We are currently considering ...
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Can you start a product line with ingredients used in a different product [duplicate]

Is it legal to literally purchase all of the ingredients in a product and make your own product with minor changes? Ie; I’m making a hair growing serum but I want to put a small % of Selsun blue (...
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How much can you change a PPA when converting into Non-Provisional such that you will be able to keep the PPA date? [migrated]

Concerned with PPA “converting” to Non-Provisional I am in the process of drafting up a software Provisional Patent Application. I have an issue in that there are parts of the system that require ...
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What are the actions to take when using software licensed under the Apache, Eclipse, MIT and CDDL licenses?

We are working on software that we are planning to sell to businesses. We are looking at using many components from the open source community to speed up development. The software we are using so ...
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After I register a copyright for my app, what do I get?

Lets say I took my app (source code) and registered it with the copyright office of my country. After that what form of proof do I get? Do I get papers that have my souce code printed on them and ...
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Will the license I am writing hold up? [closed]

I am writing a software license for my software that I wrote and I wondering if I could take someone to court if, for example, they shared the source code. My goal is to have a license that you can ...
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Is the .exe file format copyrighted by Microsoft in a creative naming capacity?

I wanted to know if the name of the .exe file format used by Microsoft Operating Systems is copyrighted. As in, is it possible that I'm committing copyright infringement by adding that suffix ("....
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Is something including an unmodified work considered a derivative work?

Let's say I want to publish a book which contains an extract of a Wikipedia article. I don't want to modify the extract in any way, I just want to copy it into my book. Wikipedia text seems to be ...
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Mitigating software license incompatibility

I am currently developing a piece of software which utilises open source software licensed under LGPL (specifically, I'm using FFMPEG). I need to include a piece of paid software in my project which ...
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What are the limits of software licensing?

For example, GPL states (AFAIK) that if your software uses GPL licensed software, your software has to be made open-source. So, if you trick someone into using GPL software in their closed-source ...
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Microsoft C++ Build Tools (2019) not allowed for use with Visual Studio Code?

Technically, it seems to be possible to use Visual Studio Code as IDE for C++ development in combination with the Microsoft C++ Build Tools (2019), see https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/cpp/config-...
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Is there case law supporting the view that literary themes are protected by copyright?

(I am not certain that "literary theme is the technically correct term: my question is contain in the body of the question). It is standard legal knowledge that copyright law protects expression ...
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Would automated builds of a game violate single-user licenses on assets?

I have access to a number of sound effect libraries via a personal single-user commercial license, allowing one backup copy each (which I am understanding GitHub to count as, purely out of caution) ...
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Selling WordPress themes [duplicate]

I was wondering if I can sell a WordPress theme which is built on top of those themes that comes with WordPress when it's downloaded or download one for free, then modify it completely(I mean here, ...
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What licence should I use for my portfolio website?

I'm a computer scientist. I would want to show the projects I've made along the years, my curriculum vitae and the good points that some of my former customers and employers have written about my ...
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Open source software license limitations

Software development often requires the usage of libraries, which are often open source and licensed to the user. While some of these licenses allow for free and unrestricted commercial use, like the ...
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How is NTFS licensed?

What are the restrictions on NTFS and in what ways can I use NTFS? Can I boot from NTFS without worrying about Microsoft suing me? Is it based on if I have a Windows license? I asked a similar ...
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Are there any AGPL-style licences that require source code modifications to be public?

So my understanding of the AGPL, is that it requires modifications to be distributed to the users of the network service, but I'm looking for a licence that would require any modifications (non-...
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Free english content, translation rights and fan translation

An editor published a free scenario for a role-playing game. The French editor possesses the translation rights for all the content of the game, free content included. Is it possible for the French ...
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Is it legal to copy a software license text from other companies to write my own?

I am writing a software license myself before I hire a lawyer. Is it legal to copy a software license text from other companies to write my own? I could not find anyone talking about the copyright of ...
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What are the circumstances that require disclosure of an old legal name, when the name change case has been sealed?

I've previously had my name changed in a district court in the state of Utah. The case was filed as an adult name change and the case itself was order sealed by the judge who heard it. All of my ...
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GPL/ LGPL Machine Learning

I am trying to build a speech recognition model. This model should be trained on audio data to learn how sentences are made and how words are pronounced. The problem is most audio files (speeches, ...
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Licensing of source code that is meant to be used with incompatibly licensed library

Suppose there exists a software library libfoo distributed under the terms of a hypothetical license we will here call The Foo License (TFL). The terms of TFL are identical to those of the 3-clause ...
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Is it illegal to display a price perpetually while giving the impression it's a discount?

Over a year ago I checked out and even purchased a license for Spine. https://esotericsoftware.com/spine-purchase At the time it had an offer from $99, to $69. I didn't have plans to use it yet, but I ...
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Purchasing an artwork for commercial use [closed]

I am in the progress of purchasing an artwork I would like to use on my webpage and as a logo for the software I am developing. I found an artist who promoted his art on his webpage and we agreed on a ...
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Is there a license that lets only the company the rights to earn money with the code, but does not forbid others to use it?

Is there a License that permits only the company that published the code to earn money using it, by selling products or services that include that code?. The license should let in addition the ability ...
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License agreements: if I can use X by doing Y, can I use X without doing Y?

To hopefully make this question more clear, here is an example: Software company X creates software product Y under the freemium business model — the user of Y is allowed to use it at no cost with ...
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Non-profit granting rights of use of software to for-profit

we have two organizations - one for profit and one non-profit, that are related. The Non-profit benefits from use of Slack, GSuite and other tools at a discount due to the non-profit nature of the ...
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When the Director differs from the script

Let's assume Alice wrote a bestseller. Then she made a script from it. This script is then given to the movie studio in Hollywood, who contracts Director Bob to make the actual film. The studio doesn'...
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Am I allowed to use H.264/MP4 video files in a commercial game?

I use Adobe Media Encoder to convert my files to h.264/mp4 files. Am I allowed to use these converted files in a commercial project? webm is another option, but in comparison to mp4 files, they are ...
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Does the license need to be specified in every file of a project?

It is common for open source projects to have a LICENSE file containing (obviously) the project's license. It is however also common for open source projects to copy said license in each file of the ...
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Licensing requirement for usage of win32com APIs through python package (pywin32)

For my project work testing, I want to use win32com APIs through python package (pywin32). Is there any license restriction for this? OR in other words what is the license clause if this python script ...

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