Sui Generis, Database and Copyright Clauses in Current Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Contracts

These clauses concern Intellectual Property Rights Related to Sui Generis Protections, Database Rights and Copyright.

BBC "Terms""
URL Found by Lisa Arrasmith January 31, 2003

Copyright All rights, including copyright and database right, in the BBC's website and its contents, are owned by or licensed to the BBC, or otherwise used by the BBC as permitted by applicable law. [ . . . ] Where you are invited to submit any contribution to this site (including without limitation any text, graphics, video or audio) you are required by such submission to grant the BBC a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such work worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, consistent with privacy restrictions set forth in the BBC's Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to grant such rights to the BBC, it is suggested that you do not submit your contribution to this site. By submitting your contribution to this site, you also warrant that such contribution is; your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the BBC for all the purposes specified above; is not defamatory; and does not infringe any law. Indemnify the BBC against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the BBC as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and Agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the BBC site and the other purposes specified above. If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and/or specific terms appearing elsewhere on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail. If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this website and therefore should cease using this website immediately. British Broadcasting Corporation 2001 Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA

From Quake3 Arena Game Source "Limited Use Software License Agreement"
Downloaded from ID Software Found by Vergil Bushnell on June 7, 2001.

4. Intellectual Property Rights. The Software and all copyrights, trademarks and all other conceivable intellectual property rights related to the Software are owned by ID and are protected by United States copyright laws, international treaty provisions and all applicable law, such as the Lanham Act ... You agree that you are receiving a copy of the Software by license only and not by sale and that the "first sale" doctrine of 17 U.S.C. 109 does not apply to your receipt or use of the Software.

From Monster Ireland's Terms of Use
URL: Found by Vergil Bushnell on May 14, 2001.

The contents of the TMP Sites, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other material (collectively, 'Material'), are protected under European Union, Irish and international copyright, database right, sui generis right, trademark and other intellectual property laws...

From MedQix Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
URL: Found by Vergil Bushnell on May 14, 2001.

All materials contained on this Site are protected by the Dutch Copyright Act and are subject to the ownership rights of MedQix. Except as provided otherwise you may view, download and print the documents and returned information, made available on this Site subject to the following conditions. The documents and returned information may be used solely for personal, information, internal, non-commercial purposes. The documents and information may not be distributed. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the documents and information.

MedQix reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, download and print the documents and information at the Site and all related sites.

The IHC QC database is protected by the Dutch Database Protection Act.

From the International Herald Tribune User Agreement
URL: Found by Vergil Bushnell on May 14, 2001.

This Service (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this Service are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in this Service ...

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of France.

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