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Re: licence under 2 laws?
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- Subject: Re: licence under 2 laws?
- From: "John Cox" <John.E.Cox@btinternet.com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 07:18:53 +0100
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To provide that a contract is subject to two laws is absolute nonsense. It displays profound ignorance on the part of the supplier. In this case, US and UK laws on fair use/dealing and library privilege differ in detail. The whole point of specifying a jurisdiction is to make it clear which set of rules apply in the case of a dispute. Don't accept this, and tell the supplier to either accept UK law (as the law of the customer) or talk to their own lawyers. John Cox (Barrister-at-Law) John Cox Associates Rookwood, Bradden TOWCESTER, Northants NN12 8ED United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1327 861193 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 861184 E-mail: John.E.Cox@btinternet.com -----Original Message----- From: Pam Davies <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: 2 July 2001 9:35 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0113 233 5543 fax: 0113 233 5539