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Software licenses are protected by copyright, meaning that you need the author's permission to copy them. One way to get permission is to buy a license, since many of them are for sale. Sometimes (e.g. CC licenses) a license to copy the license is granted. You can also read and understand what is in a license, and use that knowledge to write your own. This ...


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Contracts and other legal documents, of which software licenses would fall, are protected by copyright, in general. However, not every contract would be; according to Kenneth Adams (NY Law Journal, 2006: That doesn’t mean that every contract is so protected. If you copy someone else’s contract verbatim, changing only the party names, dates, and similar ...


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It depends, which license do you want to copy? If it's a FOSS license like the GNU GPL, the Apache License, or one of the BSD license variants, go for it. With the special exception of custom licenses created for specific projects, all FOSS licenses either have the required permission explicitly or implicitly stated in the license or have had the copyright ...


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In England and Wales, falsely suggesting a sale or discount price would be contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. https://www.hants.gov.uk/business/tradingstandards/consumeradvice/goodsandservices/pricinglaw practices that have been widely used by businesses for many years are now deemed under the Guide as “less likely to ...


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Practically anything in writing is protected by copyright, without any need to mention it. Someone paid a lawyer good money to write a license for them, so that person won’t be happy if you copy it. There are some unusual cases: The GPL license allows you to copy the license, but the copyright owners will get very, very angry if you modify the license in any ...


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A copyright protects particular expressions of ideas, not ideas themselves. So, general themes are not generally protected by copyright. Indeed, there is actually case law to the opposite effect, that prevents thematic elements particular to a genre from being granted copyright protection: Scène à faire (French for "scene to be made" or "...


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No, because both the binary and source code of your software would be covered under the same GPL v3 license, meaning distribution of either would be required to include an incompatible restriction (the No Bobs License terms) and thus not allowed under the GPL v3. Note that there is a grey area in that if you are the sole copyright holder of the software you ...


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Does anyone know where I might get a template both parties sign so I can legally proof I bought the artwork and can use it everywhere in my app and website? I personally don't. However, templates are unlikely to fit one's particular legal needs. Also, it would be a mistake to presume that templates confer or strengthen the enforceability and binding nature ...


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CC BY-NC generally meets that requirement. It requires attribution and prohibits commercial use by licensees, but otherwise allows most uses. As with most licenses, use of the work by the copyright holder (by default, the author) is not restricted. It does not entirely prohibit any use that makes money, but it prohibits uses that are "primarily ...


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I do not agree with a sealed record is not sealed from law enforcement. Put simply, if a record is sealed it is sealed. Specifically, when a record is sealed a right to privacy attaches. See, Gonzalez v. Spencer, 336 F.3d 832 (9th Cir.), cert. denied 157 L.Ed.2d 253, 124 S.Ct. 334 (2003) (attorney and law firm liable for accessing sealed case file without ...


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