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GNU Lesser General Public License Version 3

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First Publication Date: 25th March 2008 Introduction The Lesser General Public License("LGPL") is a license used by the Free Software Foundation for software libraries. The license governs all open source software libraries of Free Software Foundation and many others who choose to use it. LGPL defines terms and conditions for copying, modification and distribution of software libraries. Version 3 of LGPL incorporates all provisions of the General Public License ("GPL") and lays down certain additional permissions for software libraries. Rights A software library governed by version 3 of LGPL is also governed by GPL. Under GPL, a person gets the right to copy, run...

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Mozilla Public License Version 1.1

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First Publication Date: 10th February 2008 The Mozilla Public License (MPL), is a license developed by Netscape Communications. Most of its provisions are same as the Netscape Public License. The license is considered to be a middle ground between the General Public and BSD licenses. Rights granted under the license Any software distributed under MPL grants both copyrights and patent rights to the recipient. The license grants the following copyrights over the software: Right to use; Right to reproduce; Right to modify; Right to display; Right to perform; Right to sublicense; and the Right to distribute.The license also grants the following patent rights over the software: Right to make; Right to use; Right...

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The GNU General Public License

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First Publication Date: 4th February 2008 The GNU General Public License ("GPL") is one of the most popular open source licenses. All software released by the Free Software Foundation and many other authors, are governed by this license. GPL provides the freedom to share and modify software under certain conditions. Copy, Run and Distribute GPL allows a person to copy, run and distribute the software governed by it. A person is allowed to distribute verbatim copies of the software, commercially or non-commercially, under the following conditions: Source code is made available in any medium; A copy of GPL accompanies the software; A copyright...

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Trade Secrets Basics

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First Publication Date: 4th February 2008 What is a trade secret? Trade secret is any information that has independent economic value because of not being known to others and for which reasonable measures have been taken to protect it as a secret. A secret is a trade secret only if it has legal sanctity. Terms like 'confidential information', 'proprietary information', 'undisclosed information' and trade secret have the same meaning from legal perspective. What is a reasonable measure? A measure to protect secrecy of information is considered to be reasonable, if it gives notice about the secret nature of the information and has legal sanctity....

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Planning the right privacy policy for you and your visitors

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First Publication Date: 4th February 2008 Over the past few months, demands for increased privacy regulation have taken center stage as increasingly private transactions move to the Internet. According to The New York Times, the Clinton Administration plans to impose privacy regulations on health care information in the waning weeks of his presidential term. Companies are faced with renewed pressure to update privacy policies as tracking technologies change and consumer concern grows. Privacy policies are not generic and must be tailored to the industry and to the activities promoted at the Web site. Nonetheless, there are certain basic principles that all policies...

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OSS SERIES – A PRIMER ON OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE – Introduction to Copyright Law

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First Publication Date: 7th January 2008 The Copyright law protects ideas expressed on a tangible form. Ideas by themselves do not get any protection; only the expression of the idea is protected under the copyright law. To get protection an idea should be expressed as literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic or photographic work or a sound recording. Such an expression should be on a tangible form such as a paper, canvas, tape and so on. Expression in an electronic form is also considered to be a tangible form of expression. Software is protected under the copyright law as a literary work. A...

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Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883 (Revised at Stockholm in 1967)

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First Publication Date: 7th January 2008 Monopoly and related rights have always been frowned upon by the law. The Statute of Monopolies, enacted in England in the year 1623, established that monopolies are not acceptable in law, but made a glorious exception in favour of patentable inventions. Therefore, although the statute prohibited monopolies, it specifically preserved the right of the royalty to grant patents for inventions by manufacturers. In pursuance of this individual government backed incentive mechanisms that prevailed in different parts of the world over a long period of time, there began an international movement towards forming a union of countries...

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Weekly Copyright News: Obscenity in Web Series, Notice Against Swiggy, Copyright Infringement of PS4, Mega Man Movie and More

Copyrights and Entertainment Law News

Bombay High Court Issues Notice to I&B Ministry About Unregulated Obscenity in Web Series, Prithvi Shaw's Management Agency Claims INR 1 Crore from Freecharge and Swiggy, Court Rejects Raymond Chairman Gautam Singhania's Application Seeking Injunction Against a Book His Father is Writing, Sony Sues Individual for Copyright Infringement of PS4, Court Denies Spotify’s Request to Dismiss a $321 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Video Game Franchise Mega Man Being Made into Live Action Movie, DistroKid Receives Silversmith Capital Funding. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every...

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Anti-Circumvention laws to protect Digital Rights: An Indian Perspective

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Date of First Publication: 24/12/2007 Author D.r Kalyan C. Kankanala , Chief Knowledge officer, BananaIP visit www.bananaip.com Introduction. 1 Part I - Overview of Anti Circumvention Laws. 4 International Treaties. 4 United States of America. 5 European Union. 6 India. 7 Part II - Problems with Anti-Circumvention Laws. 7 Part III - India and Anti-circumvention Laws. 8 Advantages to Users. 9 Advantages to content owners. 9 The conflict and its resolution. 10 Part IV - Conclusion. 11 Introduction Copyright Law encourages creation of works of authorship by granting exclusive rights for a limited period of time. It operates on the principle of ‘Quid Pro Quo’, which means ‘give and take’. An author gives a creative work to the...

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Testing Parameters for Software Patentability

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First Published Date: 24th December, 2007 Abstract Patentability of computer programs is fraught with ambiguity because of multiple reasons. One of such reasons is the uncertainty and inadequacy of tests to determine patentability. Courts in the US have been struggling to evolve a test that would cover the complete continuum of innovation in computer programs, which manifests in terms of form or function or both. All tests adopted by the court either focus on only form or function, thus missing out the other. It is important for the legislatures and courts to understand the existing lacuna and to adopt a test that would...

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