Re: Switching to Linux and C

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:17:32 -0500
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On 8/26/2017 10:47 AM, 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 Brain

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