Category Archives: Legal

MIT License

September 8th, 2021
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The MIT License is presented below: Copyright <YEAR> <COPYRIGHT HOLDER> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies […]

A Definition of “All Rights Reserved”

June 11th, 2008
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Many people place a notice of copyright on artifacts such as web pages and include the text, “All Rights Reserved,” without actually knowing what those rights are. The text of United States Code Title 17 (“Copyrights”), Chapter 1 (“Subject Matter and Scope of Copyright”), Section 106 (“Exclusive rights in copyrighted works”) is presented below: Subject […]

Trade Secret Protection

March 14th, 2008
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According to Classen’s A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors, the following phrase may be helpful in marking an item as subject to contractual proprietary information clauses and agreements: Proprietary and Confidential, © Copyright [Company Name] all rights reserved. (Classen 141)