Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Is the GPL a copyright license or a contract under U.S. law?

In this talk I will summarize the case law on the contract or license question in the U.S. Certain obligations under the GPL may be merely contractual, meaning there are less damages and enforcement mechanisms available to a plaintiff, while other obligations may have more teeth. I will use this analysis to help the community think about how it might craft software licenses in the future.


Max Sills