The Software Trust - a new copyright model for software
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Started by: pieterhpieterh
Date: 13 Dec 2006 14:03
Number of posts: 5
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Summary:
Here is a modest proposal for a new form of copyright that is specifically designed for software. I call this new form of copyright the "Software Trust". Software Trust balances the needs of software developers with those of society at large (software consumers). Like traditional copyright, Software Trust is free, clearly demarked, easy to enforce. But it has a much shorter protection lifetime, and provides a proper framework for moving abandoned software into the common domain.
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