Yahoo wants to know how well their new video syntem works!
gene.heskett at verizon.net
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
>> 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.
>(http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/). 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
>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"
>(http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html#204). 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.
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