Re: Re: Re: Software Licensing Agreement

From: J. Noble <jfnbl[_at_]earthlink.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:00:01 -0500


At 3:20 PM -0500 1/27/06, Joseph Pietro Riolo wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
>Why mention "irrevocable" when it is not true? It is best to leave
>it out the license. Although it will shorten the length of license by
>only one word, it will spare many questions and misunderstandings
>for the next 35 years.

There's a difference between revocable (on a whim, whenever) and terminable (by operation of law, 35-40 years hence). But you could drop "perpetual" if you wanted to save the ink.

John Noble Received on Mon Jan 30 2006 - 22:00:01 GMT

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