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From "Renaud BECHADE" <renaud.bech...@numerix.com>
Subject RE: [Legal] Requirements for Committers
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2005 07:50:37 GMT

I forgot to mention what happens in the case of a working contract... Sorry.
(But we are not linked with a working contract and the derogative article of
the intellectual property right you cite contains the very word "employees"
/ art. L113-9)
After checking a few sources it seems though that there are many pitfalls
when doing the "rights" transfer after the soft is written... I'll try to
check more sources.



Ex: (in French below, sorry) 
Basically a guy sold a soft to a company before he was employed. This was
restated by the judge as a use right lease for a given, limited duration.

TGI Paris, 26 novembre 2002, M. Demont c/ SARL Forever Living Products  
Thème : TIC  
	Dossier : Salarié
La personne physique qui cède "en pleine propriété" deux logiciels conçus
avant son embauche obtient la requalification de la cession en droit d'usage
à durée déterminée. Le TGI rappelle le caractère nécessairement explicite de
la cession de droits...

Mots clés : logiciel ; progiciel ; droits d'auteur ; contrat de travail ;
transaction ; droit d'usage ; exploitation ; cession des droits (non) ;
atteinte au droit moral (non) ; articles L.113-9 et L.131-3 du CPI ;
requalification ; cession ; gestion d'entreprise.

-----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuel Lecharny [mailto:elecharny@apache.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 3:41 PM
To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: RE: [Legal] Requirements for Committers

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 10:34 +0900, Renaud BECHADE wrote:
> It is quite similar in French law (soft copyright law being a derivative
> usual author copyright law: "author's right belongs to the author, period;
> usage right can be granted/sold/etc. but NOT the author's property"). 

Hi, be aware that in France, when your are working for companies, they
are the Author of what you are working on during your working hours. So,
either do it during your spare time, or have a signed agreement with
your company which specifically name you as the Author...

Emmanuel Lécharny

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