Common Software Licensing Language at Issue in IP Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

In resolving the question, the court looked to specific contract provisions and concluded that when Ford agreed to the last agreement between the parties in 2004, it “irrevocably acknowledged” that “[s]ubject to the licenses granted [therein], Ford has no ownership interest in the Software….”

The Facebook Debate

Media Law Prof Blog

It recently changed those terms to indicate that users grant Facebook "an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to The New York Times covers the current debate over Facebook's change in its terms of service.

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Suffolk Law Kicks Off New Technology Institute with Susskind

Media Law

In case you haven’t noticed, technology is irrevocably changing the practice of law. Richard Susskind. Unfortunately, law schools have not done a good job of keeping up with that trend. Last August, the ABA made it official that lawyers have a duty to maintain competence in technology.

Controversial “Gripe Site” Protected (Again) by the Communications Decency Act and Defeats Novel Copyright Attack with Website “Browsewrap” License to User Generated Content

New Media and Technology Law

In examining the copyright issue, the appeals court affirmed the lower court’s holding that the author of the posts agreed to convey a nonexclusive, irrevocable license to RipoffReport.com Thus, the court held that RipoffReport.com had the right to publish the posts on its site. The controversial consumer gripe site, RipoffReport.com, is at it again.

The Fallacy of the True Ad Hominum

Music Technology Policy

Continuing the Google Shill List example, when an organization on the Google Shill List takes a dozen unequivocal and irrevocable actions (such as filing amicus briefs in favor of Google or Google’s positions in court under oath) and then takes one or two actions against Google’s interest, the one or two actions should not be trotted out as disproving or as an antidote for the dozen other actions for which the organization was paid

Why Creative Commons is bad for photographers

Music Technology Policy

It sounds a lot better to say to a potential acquiror that you have "licenses"--irrevocable, perpetual licenses--tends to keep the selling price up between crashes. Creators in the music industry understand the "irrevocable, perpetual" part--just like a cramdown artist recording agreement.

Brown, Garcia & Hendrix— Estate Nightmares?

Current Trends

Also in 2000, Brown created the “I Feel Good Irrevocable Trust&# which included the bulk of his musical copyright assets and real estate assets. by James “Mitch&# Mitchell. and Tamera H. Bennett. James Brown , Jerry Garcia , and Jimi Hendrix all held very different spots in the world of music and entertainment, though there is some arguable overlap given the extent of each one’s influence.

20 More Questions for Artists: Co-writing for Artist-Writers with Record Deals

Music Technology Policy

The “CC” license does not work very well for professional songwriters, mostly because it is very poorly drafted and it is effectively irrevocable. We have posted sections from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. The current version of the article is available on MTP with the permission of the authors. This weeks topic deals with co-writing for artists who are also songwriters.

Bloggers Beware of Demand Media’s Demand for Ownership

Media Law

If for any reason a Contribution is not deemed to be a work-made-for-hire under applicable law, you hereby irrevocably assign to us all rights whether now known or hereafter devised (including all copyrights and all extensions and renewals of copyrights) in and to each Contribution throughout the world, including any and all of your rights to authorize or control the exploitation of each Contribution by any media and means now known or hereafter devised.

20 More Questions for Artists: Co-writing for Artist-Writers with Record Deals

Music Technology Policy

The “CC” license does not work very well for professional songwriters, mostly because it is very poorly drafted and it is effectively irrevocable. This post is from the article “20 Questions for New Artists” by Chris Castle and Amy Mitchell some of which has been posted various places. The current version of the article is available on MTP with the permission of the authors. This weeks topic deals with co-writing for artists who are also songwriters.

War as Political Weapon - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

But now American might is irrevocably engaged. Charles Blow examines the motivations for Trumps airstrikes in Syria with a searing clarity.

Assignment of Copyright through Terms of Use: Does E-Sign Make It OK? A Tool for B2B Sites Dealing with Unauthorized Access to Their Content?

New Media and Technology Law

By submitting an image, you hereby irrevocably assign (and agree to assign) to MRIS, free and clear of any restrictions or encumbrances, all of your rights, title and interest in and to the image submitted. It is a common practice for Web site providers who accept submissions of user-generated content to include a license provision in their “Terms of Use” to obtain rights to use the content.

Staving Off Scrapers of User-Generated Content with Electronic Copyright Transfers… A Legal (But, Perhaps Not a Practical) Solution

New Media and Technology Law

By submitting an image, you hereby irrevocably assign (and agree to assign) to MRIS, free and clear of any restrictions or encumbrances, all of your rights, title and interest in and to the image submitted.

Federal Rule Bars Post-Judgment Injunctive Relief against Web Site for Third-Party Defamatory Posts

New Media and Technology Law

The plaintiffs pointed to the statement in the site's Terms of Service that posted material will not be removed, even upon the request of the poster, and that the Xcentric was granted an irrevocable, perpetual, fully-paid, worldwide exclusive license to the posted material, and argued that these provisions "are essentially a promise to aid and abet the Defendants in continuing defamation regardless of any court orders."

Assignment of Copyright through Terms of Use: Does E-Sign Make It OK? A Tool for B2B Sites Dealing with Unauthorized Access to Their Content?

New Media and Technology Law

By submitting an image, you hereby irrevocably assign (and agree to assign) to MRIS, free and clear of any restrictions or encumbrances, all of your rights, title and interest in and to the image submitted. It is a common practice for Web site providers who accept submissions of user-generated content to include a license provision in their “Terms of Use” to obtain rights to use the content.

Creative Commons Corporation: Because it sure seems to cost a lot of money to give things away for free

Music Technology Policy

One issue that Professor Ginsburg focuses on is the irrevocable nature of the Corporation’s license:“It must be emphasized that once the author has granted a public license, there’s no going back. By Chris Castle reposted from August 2010. Hey Jude by John Lennon and Paul McCartney is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial - NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.musictechpolicy.com.

Creative Commons Corporation: Because it sure seems to cost a lot of money to give things away for free

Music Technology Policy

One issue that Professor Ginsburg focuses on is the irrevocable nature of the Corporation’s license:“It must be emphasized that once the author has granted a public license, there’s no going back. By Chris Castle reposted from August 2010. Hey Jude by John Lennon and Paul McCartney is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial - NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at [link]. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at [link].