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Systems within systems – free and open source software licences under German and United States law

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Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) licences channel the exclusionary and individualising force of copyright to establish a qualitatively different, somewhat subversive, system for the exploitation of software. This thesis examines how it is that FOSS licences establish this 'system within a system' under both German and United States law. The inquiry begins with a detailed examination of FOSS licence templates as the instruments which transform code from its default position as the 'res'...

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Law
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University of Oxford
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Dysart, T
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2018-05-20

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