Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018

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Comparative Law of Licenses and Contracts in the EU and US


This session will be a panel of lawyers from the US, the UK, and the EU. We will take on the evergreen question "it is a license or a contract," describing how their respective system distinguishes the two.

Each panelist will begin by surveying their legal system's general jurisprudence on the definition of license and contract and describing how their respective system distinguishes the two. The panelists will then apply these legal concepts to some exemplar free software licenses and offer predictions on how and to what extent one accused of breaching the license would be held accountable.

Speakers

Photo of Pamela Chestek Pamela Chestek
Photo of Andrew Katz Andrew Katz
Photo of Michaela MacDonald Michaela MacDonald

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