[Discuss] New OSHWA post up - Legal Notes

alicia amgibb at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 16:49:50 UTC 2013

Yes, definitely all the legal professionals in the room were American. I
will add this at the bottom in the disclaimers.


smallwindturbineproj.contactor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Alicia.
> It a huge job. Bravo !
> However, may we suggest you to modify "just a little" some parts of your
> blog post, concerning the "copyright and patent" section ?
> The analysis seems delivered across US (or US-like) copyright and patent
> concept. Maybe you should insist the copyright and patent analysis might
> not match with some world regions. Then, insisting on this, might avoid
> wrong reasoning for places where the US (or US-like) copyright concept is
> not (fortunately yet) completely valid.
> To better understand why, by a based-on-written-law country example, you
> will maybe interested in reading the following links - remember, there are
> also a lot of other regions where the law is oral and ownership is only
> valid across oral (or also "signs without any world at all") decisions :
> http://artlibre.org/licence/faq#FAQ_52
> and also:
> http://artlibre.org/licence/faq#FAQ_46
> http://artlibre.org/licence/faq#FAQ_48
> http://artlibre.org/licence/faq#FAQ_49
> Again, copyright term internationalization comes from a US industrial
> export spreading - by negotiation state by state region by region - and
> might (already have) generate(d) a US supremacy above copyleft practices
> and local culrure - where ownership is part of long ancestral culture
> evolution - whatever this supremacy is bad or good - the notion of bad or
> good is not the purpose here, but we might consider that people should be
> aware about this, if relevant - if so, we might think of it, might we ?
> Freely
> Antoine
> 2013/12/6 alicia <amgibb at gmail.com>
>> Hey all,
>> We wrote up the notes from the Legal Day in NYC as a blog post. We hope
>> you find it useful:
>> http://www.oshwa.org/2013/12/05/open-hardware-legal-meetup-nyu-nov-11/
>> We hope to have more of these in the future with larger rooms to
>> accommodate more participants!
>> Cheers,
>> Alicia
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