Hyman Rosen wrote:
On 4/15/2010 6:34 PM, RJack wrote:
The value of a nonexclusive copyright license like the GPL
 > is called its "contractual interest".

Something like this:
    SANTA CLARA, CA January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA)
    today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
    MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world's
    fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in
    total consideration.

 > What US law does not recognize is the value of "moral rights".

You have apparently failed to notice 17 USC 106A.
    § 106A. Rights of certain authors to attribution and integrity
    ... (a bunch of stuff) ...
    (b) Scope and Exercise of Rights.—
    Only the author of a work of visual art has the rights conferred by
    subsection (a) in that work, whether or not the author is the copyright

Yup. "Only the author of a work of visual art...".

RJack :)
of a work of visual art

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