[Fsfe-ie] RMS talk, copyright and license

teresahackett at eircom.net teresahackett at eircom.net
Tue Jun 1 19:02:31 CEST 2004

The solution for the RMS talk is fine, I think. As a club, IFSO does not have a "seperate legal personality". However, my understanding is that IFSO *can* have assets and/or liabilities and that these belong to the members. I can check this out for sure, if you like, would need to know some facts e.g. is IFSO registered anywhere/has the constitution been lodged, etc.


Glenn Strong wrote:

> The legal pedantry of the issue: it is my understanding that IFSO
> cannot own anything (we would have to incorporate a company or the
> like in order to do that), and assets are held by trustees.
> Such would be my understanding. But there is no legal entity "IFSO"
> that could enter into such an arrangement (clubs and societies, which
> is what we are, don't have enough legal standing). If there was, then
> if IFSO went away the usual rules for disposing of the assets of a
> company would apply to copyrights held by IFSO, I imagine.

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