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You seem to assume that copyrights require paperwork such as registration. This is wrong, copyright is automatic. And it prevents the downloader from making the sort of change that you suggest. In fact, it prevents the downloader from using your template at all. The only reason the downloader can use that template is because you've granted him a specific ...


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It is possible if and only if you can say exactly what you mean, and what you mean isn't prohibited by law. Software licenses can have all sorts of conditions attached to them, such as use (commercial or not; educational) or a quasi-demographic (are a student at UX, are employed by Z; reside in Y). "Mega-corporation" is not at all defined, so you ...


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Bankruptcy does not normally end a contract Of course, bankruptcy may cause the bankrupt to breach the contract because they can’t fulfill their obligations allowing the other party to terminate it. Assuming this doesn’t happen, a contract is both an asset and liability of the bankrupt company in that they create both benefits and obligations. As such, it ...


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I don’t see any imprecision Is what you are doing an “as-a-service” (i.e. a Cloud computing thing)? If no, it’s not an “Excluded Purpose”. If yes, does it: Compete with a Confluent product, or Compete with a service that provides Confluent software? If no, it’s not an “Excluded Purpose”. If yes, it is.


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In many jurisdictions, it is possible to legally publish software which may aid in hacking. Consider the well-known OWASP WebGoat, a training program for computer security. If you consider yourself an ethical professional, take a look at the number of warnings they have peppered over their software, e.g. on the bottom of the linked page. What is necessary in ...


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In this answer, I mean "assets" in the legal sense of "property that has value". This includes intellectual property, such as the copyright to the game's computer code, art, music, etc. Bankruptcy generally happens when a company cannot pay its debts, and is a legal process by which its assets are distributed to its creditors. So if the ...


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Because Parliament passed a law saying you have to In the UK, Parliament is supreme - if they pass a law requiring everyone to dress in green on the second Tuesday of each month then that is a legitimate and enforceable law. Why such a law is a bad idea is a political question, not a legal one.


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There appear to be no special license requirements on the use of ZPL, or Zebra printers. As ZPL is simply an interface method for such a printer, anyone who lawfully owns such a printer would have any needed license in any case. Thus, anyone may create (and sell) a computer program to print any sort of labels on a Zebra printer, using ZPL for the purpose. A ...


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Yes. The MIT license says: Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the ...


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What happens if 2 web pages allow to download the same image but with different licence usage? Assuming that both sources are [legitimate] copyright owners of the same object, the licensee should be able to prove that his use of the object complies with the terms of the license from wherever he downloaded it. what happens if one author creates one object, ...


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First of all, if the library is in fact under the MIT license (as a comment says, I haven't checked) then the only requirement is to include the proper copyright and permission statements with the software. There is no requirement to release associated software under the same license. But assuming that this, or some similar library, is in fact released under ...


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Assuming since the dev team and founders have terminated all social accounts and the company ran out of money to host servers, it seems they went bankrupt. That is not a safe assumption. A company could run out of cash and stop operations without filing for bankruptcy protection. Bankruptcy is generally for when a person or firm has debts that it cannot pay....


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