Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to Protecting Code
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2008. gada 15. jūl. - 386 lappuses
"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society
If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter.
Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as:
Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.
1.5. rezultāts no 47.
Around the same time, a promising new file-sharing service called Aimster was temporarily shut down on a different IP basis: America Online claimed infringement on its AIM trademark.
SCO put forward a cluster of complaints (soon taken up in lawsuits and countersuits involving other companies) covering just about every area of IP: abuse of its UNIX trademark, copyright infringement, and theft of trade secrets.
As an extreme case, identical works created completely independently do not infringe the others' copyright. Further, copyright law has some built-in exceptions that allow other people to use copyrighted materials without the consent of ...
... mark and the associated trademark holder. Third, trademarks must be defended. Copyrights and patents don't have to be asserted to still have value. Trademarks, though, will die if they are not defended when they are infringed.
... from using the intellectual property; they will order any infringing users to stop. This is in contrast to equity rights, which will be enforced by the courts only by requiring an infringing user to pay damages (usually money).
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Chapter 5 Trademarks
Chapter 6 Trade Secrets
Chapter 7 Contracts and Licenses
Chapter 8 The Economic and Legal Foundations of Open Source Software
Appendix B Open Source License List
Appendix C Free Software License List
Appendix D Fedora License List and GPL Compatibility
Appendix E Public Domain Declaration
Appendix F The Simplified BSD License
Appendix G The Apache License Version 20
Appendix H The Mozilla Public License Version 11
Appendix I The GNU Lesser General Public License Version 21
Chapter 9 So I Have an Idea
Chapter 10 Choosing a License
Chapter 11 Accepting Patches and Contributions
Chapter 12 Working with the GPL
Chapter 13 Reverse Engineering
Chapter 14 Incorporating As a NonProfit
Appendix A Sample Proprietary Information Agreement PIA
Appendix J The GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3
Appendix K The GNU General Public License Version 2 June 1991
Appendix L The GNU General Public License Version 3 June 2007
Appendix M The Open Software License Version 30