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Not under US law Under the US copyright law, specifically 17 USC 203: a) Conditions for Termination.—In the case of any work other than a work made for hire, the exclusive or nonexclusive grant of a transfer or license of copyright or of any right under a copyright, executed by the author on or after January 1, 1978, otherwise than by will, is subject to ...


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If S is the owner: yes But S isn't the owner The software the question describes is probably a joint work - the copyright belongs to all of the authors collectively. If the work of individual authors (or sub-groups of them) are identifiable then it’s a collective work and the author(s) of each part can give independent permission for that part. However, ...


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Can I use this code in my personal project and discard the MIT License? Sure. You can use the code however you want. US law permits ordinary use without significant restrictions. If you buy a book, you don't need a license to read it. The problem is, if you wish to duplicate or distribute elements that you didn't author (or do anything else that US law ...


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The MIT license is non-exclusive. If S is the sole copyright holder, S can issue any other non-exclusive license in parallel, and can also stop offering the software under the MIT license. However, open source licenses such the MIT license are generally understood to be irrevocable, so S cannot prevent other people from using the software who already ...


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See Are terms of service legal contracts?. If you engage in a contract with the service provider by agreeing to the TOS, and the service provider takes the extra step of notifying you of a violation of the TOS, it is reasonable they take any action from terminating the service, up to pursuing damages against you. Say that they make advertisement revenue of $...


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Breach of contract is against the law It’s generally not a crime which will engage the organs of state power but the aggrieved party can take you to court for the damage they have suffered and/or to seek an injunction to get you to stop. If you don’t stop after getting an injunction, then it’s a crime. Jurisdictions vary over who pays for a court action. In ...


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The MIT License (as distributed by OSI) does not include an attribution requirement beyond the requirement to include the copyright notice in any re-distributed copy including derivative works. The same is true of the description of the license as described in the Wikipedia article. If you sent back to the maintainer a modified version including your own ...


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Presumably you provided your contribution under the MIT license. A court would need to rule on this definitively, and I'm not aware of any cases on point, but implied licenses are a thing and your conduct in providing a contribution to a project under the MIT license would certainly imply that this was your intent. So if we assume that your contribution was ...


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