On 8/26/2017 10:47 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > >> From speaking to Mike at CRX this year, the copyrights that he >> purchased came with contractual royalty strings attached. So when >> somebody throws up a kickstarter or whatever showing a commercial >> product with C=/Amiga ROMs built in, he gets nastygrams from them saying >> "Why aren't you pursuing this? I should be getting a cut!" That's >> likely the source of selectiveness for where Cloanto choses to pursue. > that sounds fishy by itself - either copyright is transferred to you, or you > licensed the IP in question and pay royalties for it. AFAIK there is no legal > scenario in which you both register the IP on yourself AND pay royalties for > it to a third party. it doesnt make a lot of sense either (only the owner of > the IP can register it, and the owner does not pay royalties to himself). > Maybe it's just a lack of understanding of copyrights. Not everyone understand the intricacies. Maybe it is safer to say he purchased rights to those copyrights, and he needs to pay a royalty on any sales, as part of the rights purchase contract. But, like you, I know of no scenarios where one can purchase a copyright and then still have to pay a royalty. But, like on JiffyDOS, I licensed the IP, and my contract asks for a royalty payment. Jim -- Jim Brain email@example.com www.jbrain.com Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-08-26 17:00:03
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