Introduction to Copyright and Open Source
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Introduction to Copyright and Open Source

This video is an introduction to copyright law and software licensing with a special emphasis on Open Source Software issues. It is aimed at people in the software development process.

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Introduction (1:54)
Overview (1:03)
Reading and Using the Source Code of Others (3:09)
Copyright Law (4:50)
The Variety of Software Licenses (1:50)
Specifics of Open Source (4:19)
License Compatibility (1:00)
More Emphasis on Licenses and Copyright Now (2:50)
The GPL (8:41)
The Law, Lawyers, and Corporate Executives (3:08)
Corporate Software License Policy (3:33)
How Does This Change the Job of Being a Developer? (2:43)
In Closing (1:19)
Credits and Extra Material (:51)

The presenter is Dan Bricklin. He is best known as the inventor of VisiCalc, the early computer spreadsheet program, and Dan Bricklin's Demo Program, an award-winning software prototyping tool for which he did all of the programming. He has both a degree in computer science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard, and has extensive experience in business and with legal issues. A recipient of numerous awards, he is a Fellow of both the Association of Computing Machinery and the Computer History Museum, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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Introduction to Copyright and Open Source
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