License contracts, free software and creative commons : national report Germany

  • This country report was prepared for the 19th World Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Vienna in 2014. It is structured as a questionnaire and provides an overview of the legal framework for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other alternative license models like (e.g.) Creative Commons under German law. The first set of questions addresses the applicable statutory provisions and the reported case law in this area. The second section concerns contractual issues, in particular with regard to the interpretation and validity of open content licenses. The third section deals with copyright aspects of open content models, for example regarding revocation rights and rights to equitable remuneration. The final set of questions pertains to patent, trademark and competition law issues of open content licenses.

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Author:Alexander PeukertGND, Dominik König
Parent Title (German):Arbeitspapier / Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main = Research paper / Faculty of Law, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Nr. 2014,19
Series (Serial Number):Arbeitspapiere / Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft, Goethe-Universität = Research paper / Faculty of Law, Goethe University (2014, 19)
Publisher:Goethe-Univ., Fachbereich Rechtswiss.
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2014/12/16
Date of first Publication:2014/12/16
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/12/16
Tag:Creative Commons; German copyright law; Open Source; licence contracts
Page Number:29
Published in: German National Reports on the 19th International Congress of Comparative Law, Martin Schmidt-Kessel (ed.), Mohr Siebeck 2014, 519-543
Institutes:Rechtswissenschaft / Rechtswissenschaft
Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht