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ZDNet UK: Missing GPL Detail May Make It Harder to Enforce

Jun 02, 2005, 15:15 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The GPL may be difficult to enforce due to a lack of clarity over who owns the copyright to the software, according to a legal expert on Monday.

"Lucie Guibault, an assistant professor of intellectual-property law at the Institute for Information Law in Amsterdam, said at the Holland Open Software Conference in Amsterdam, that the GPL should clarify who is the author of the software to ensure that open source software distributed under this licence receives legal protection..."

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