"Introducing New LiveCode Licenses"
dochawk at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 11:52:54 EDT 2013
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 10/30/2013 01:23 PM, FlexibleLearning.com wrote:
>> This is illegal.
> So . . . if one of my pupils builds a stack with LC Community
> that s/he wants to turn into a code-protected standalone, and I run off
> for them for whatever target platforms they have in mind, I am breaking
> 'the' law?
You would be violating your license with Livecode.
It would also be "conversion" in a Common Law country, and I presume
actionable under other legal systems. It could also be a criminal larceny.
You would also have violated Livecode's copyright when you handed over the
I have no intention of doing that, but, just to be awkward (again):
> 1. How would anyone find out whose licensed copy of Commercial was used to
> build the standalones?
Civil discovery; they sue the student who distributed it and a "Doe"
defendant, and the first batch of interrogatories asks for this
information, or at a deposition, or . . .
> 2. Who gets sued? The kid or me?
4. A teacher running off standalones for his/her pupils at no cost,
> 5. A person running off standalones for other people for money (goods or
> Under US copyright law, the "no profit" isn't a defense, just a factor in
*how much* damages to award.
> Although, even in the first case, if those pupils started selling their
> standalones RunRev might
> get a bit miffed having missed out on the revenue they would have had had
> those pupils forked out for Commercial versions of LC.
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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