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RE: licence under 2 laws?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: RE: licence under 2 laws?
- From: "Peter V. Picerno" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 16:45:22 -0500
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- In-reply-to: <200107022018.QAA23165@gr.its.yale.edu>
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sender: email@example.com
I would certainly not sign such a contract until you have conferred with your university's legal counsel as to the legality under UK law of such a dual invocation of law being accepted as a standard legal practice in the UK. In the US, where licenses state such things as litigation taking place within the laws and statutes of 'X' state, it is accepted practice to cross out the state of origin of the license and to substitute the name of your own state. This particular situation, however, seems to get into the area of the enforcability of the laws of one contry for offenses (real or imagined) 'committed' in another country. I'm sure that we will all be interested to see what informed legal opinion there is about this matter ... not to mention that we're dying to know who the vendor in question is -- but propriety does not permit me, at least, to ask! Peter Picerno -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Pam Davies Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 3:15 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: licence under 2 laws? Colleagues, We have been asked to sign a licence which says that it is governed by both US and UK copyright laws, and that "Customer acknowledges that it and its Users have no right to make copies [....] except to the extent permitted by such copyright laws." Where the two laws differ, how does that leave us and our readers: if something would be permitted under one law and not the other, does our User have the right to do it or not? Any thoughts, especially from UK colleagues? Pam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pam Davies, IPR and Projects Officer, Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK email@example.com tel: 0113 233 5543 fax: 0113 233 5539