[Open Design] Legal aspects of Open Design
massimo.menichinelli at aalto.fi
Fri Mar 8 13:59:26 UTC 2013
it is great idea! I will try to help this project with my little
knowledge of the legal aspects.
I think that this project would also help the development of the Open
Design Definition: on the definition we can focus on the other aspects
of Open Design while hinting at only some aspects on the legal side,
without the need to go deeper.
On 3/8/13 2:44 PM, Primavera De Filippi wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to start a collaborative document to address the legal
> aspects of Open HW / Open Design, namely:
> Extent of protection:
> - what is protected (by default) under copyright law
> - what is protectable under design rights
> - what is protectable under patent law
> - how can we make a design Open ?
> - do current licensing schemes (such as Creative Commons) apply to
> design rights ?
> - how can we protect the paternity for automatically-generated works ?
> (e.g. produced by software)
> and many other questions that will come to my mind later on :)
> If anyone has any other questions and/or is interested in joining this
> endeavor, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me !
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