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Is it legal to write a software license if I'm not a licensed attorney? Yes. creating a contract is considered practicing law. Is that true? Yes and no. You don't even need to know what the word "contract" means to create one. Indeed, you do it every time you buy or sell. So, it's "no" when you're doing it for yourself. Or you can say &...


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If you can accurately describe in one license what constitutes the conditions where you wish to let users freely copy the software, and forbid any other uses, then you can also offer a second license that allows specified commercial uses with a second license. Basically, it reduces to being clear (to yourself and to the world) on what you mean by "...


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united-states There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on the game. The difference between modding and cheating is largely a matter of semantics. In some cases, cheaters can use facilities which are deliberately built into the game, without modifying it (e.g. cheat codes, console commands, etc.). However, it is difficult to see how ...


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When you put a logo that is a legally recognized trademark or servicemark in an acknowledgements section of a document, you are not infringing on the mark. A mark if infringed by someone using it when it is used in a manner that falsely communicates an affiliation with, or an endorsement of, the mark owner of the type of good or service that is protected by ...


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The answer, of course, is "it depends." I can see at least 3 main issues here. They are as following: Is there any type on encryption that is used to protect the information the user would need to access in order to cheat? If there is, then they can (in theory) be sued for violating DMCA. Any claims about the strength of the encryption (or lack ...


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As Greendrake says, you can legally create your "open source" license. There are two problems with this: Since you are not an experienced contract lawyer, there is a significant risk that your license doesn't do what you intend it to do. As a consequence, people who you want to use your software might not do so, because your license prevents it or ...


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The example code explains a procedure or method of accomplishing a goal, in the process conveying certain ideas. 17 USC 102 (b) provides: (b) In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is ...


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From the Github's ToS: Note: If you publish your source code in a public repository on GitHub, according to the Terms of Service, other users of GitHub have the right to view and fork your repository. Note that what you quoted as "from GitHub's ToS" is not a quote from GitHub's ToS. It is a quote from GitHub's documentation about how to use the ...


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