Yahoo wants to know how well their new video syntem works!

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Wed Jan 21 05:17:41 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 21 January 2009, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> And as long as yahoo says in their TOS  that they own the copyright
>for every
>> character that passes through their servers, it will continue to be a
>> mostly hate relationship on my part.
>It doesn't say that (at least anymore).  In fact it says, "Yahoo! does
>not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for
>inclusion on the Yahoo! Services."

Thanks, I had not actually checked recently.

>(  There is a "worldwide,
>royalty-free and non-exclusive license" but that is fairly standard.

I'll have to read that when I am awake, which I am not really ATM, too late 
for me.

>Even if it did claim copyright, it would be invalid.  You can't transfer
>copyright by click wrap.  A "transfer of copyright ownership, other than
>by operation of law, is not valid unless an instrument of conveyance, or
>a note or memorandum of the transfer, is in writing and signed"
>(  Patents also
>require an "instrument in writing"
>> I won't willingly suggest a solution that may be better, and have a yahoo
>> legal at the USTPO the next morning filing on what is basically a napkin
>> sketch picked up off the floor.  That is not right, and all of you should
>> have the same attitude.
>They don't have the right to do that.

Good.  Excellent even.  Thank you, Matt.

>Matt Flaschen

Cheers, Gene
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