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Yes. If your derivative work contains content which you do not have rights to, such as quotations or other content used under fair use or fair dealing, or such as embedded fonts, a CC-BY-SA license would not even purport to license those elements, as I understand it. But it would be proper, perhaps desirable, to explicitly state this as part of the license ...


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This is a challenging license, because it is so unclear. If this were to go to court, the primary issue is likely to be "what exactly is allowed?". As I suppose you know, nobody can copy anything of yours unless you give them permission. I cannot figure out from this what acts you intend to permit. The courts will follow some interpretive procedure ...


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Which license agreement are you referring to? I found this one: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/license-terms/mt644918/ And by the looks of it, you can use it. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS. One user may use copies of the software to develop and test their applications. They updated how to use C++ build tool with VS Code and added this note: Note: You ...


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Copyright prescribes when something is created and when it is a derivative work 17 U.S. Code § 101: A work is “created” when it is fixed in a copy or phonorecord for the first time; where a work is prepared over a period of time, the portion of it that has been fixed at any particular time constitutes the work as of that time, and where the work has been ...


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whether I can legally write a novel fully exploiting the ideas of the Man-Kzin Wars novel It depends on what you meant by "fully exploiting the idea." Quoting Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corporation, 45 F.2d 119 (2d Cir. 1930), the Second Circuit once said: In Nichols, we enunciated what has now become known as the "abstractions" ...


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Is the act of "selling a license" via a contract considered licensing the contribution under the terms of said contract? Yes, it is. Giving someone a license is called "licensing". No matter if you do it for free or in exchange for something. The section of the CLA template you quoted is meant to prevent exactly the thing you plan to do: ...


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