volunteer copyright assignment / licensing agreement

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Tue Feb 19 14:11:57 UTC 2013

Jimmy Kaplowitz writes ("Re: volunteer copyright assignment / licensing agreement"):
> You probably shouldn't list SPI as copyright holder when nobody's assigned
> copyright to SPI.

I think if the original author or copyright holder writes a copyright
notice saying that SPI is the copyright holder, then that is a legally
effective copyright assignment.  At least in the UK[1].

[1] http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/part/I/chapter/V


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