FSFE Newsletter - February 2014

Hugo Roy hugo at fsfe.org
Wed Feb 19 10:50:41 UTC 2014

+ 2014-02-19 Wed 11:03, Fabian Keil <freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de>:

> My point is that in case of permissive licenses the licensee is
> already free to reuse the software as part of a proprietary product
> and thus doesn't need copyright assignment.
> > Copyright assignments are done for other reasons. 

You really really underestimate the power that copyright
assignments give to the assignee. The assignee is much more
powerful than a mere licensee (for instance, to sue for

Hugo Roy, Free Software Foundation Europe, <www.fsfe.org> 
Deputy Coordinator, FSFE Legal Team, <www.fsfe.org/legal> 
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