Re: Software Licensing Agreement

From: J. Noble <jfnbl[_at_]earthlink.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:35:01 -0500


A copyright license or transfer, except to a work made for hire, can always be terminated by the author pursuant to sec. 203 of the Copyright Act. That probably doesn't matter in the case of software, which is unlikely to be used or useful when the termination right arises 35 years after the license is granted. If it doesn't matter, the less said the better, and the question provides the answer--

Author grants licensee an irrevocable, [exclusive/non-exclusive?] perpetual license to all of Licensor's rights in and to the Work, including but not limited to the author's rights under the Copyright Act.

John Noble

At 12:40 PM -0500 1/26/06, Fred J. Dirkse wrote:
>Greetings all -
>I posted sometime ago regarding some advice on a way to do a "shared
>copyright" on software. All advice I received pointed me toward looking at a
>license.
>I would like some input and/or professional reference on where I should look
>for a non-revokeable, perpetual license that a programmer may use to grant
>another party unlimited rights/usage of the software to another party. The
>simplier the better, but I want it to be tight.
>Any help is appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Fred
>
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