[theme-reviewers] Are these contradictory???
otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Oct 19 14:42:06 UTC 2013
On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Of course, you could always file for a trademark and vigorously defend the
> use of the name and/or logo, but that's different.
True, trademark law is different. You can trademark the name of
something and then use that to prevent others using the name. In which
case they'd need to rename the thing to something else before
redistributing or reselling.
Under the GPLv3 (section 7), you can add requirements to this effect
specifically, as opposed to simply having them be implied. This isn't
really a change from the GPLv2 as such, since trademark law would
apply outside of copyright law, however the GPLv3 lets you be more
clear about it with the "additional permissions".
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