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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Publishing engineering techniques?
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 12:47:18 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 05:47:18 PDT
John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Frank Bemelman
> wrote (in <3d790959$0$21872$1b62eedf@news
> .euronet.nl>) about 'Publishing engineering techniques?', on Fri, 6 Sep
> >Regulations required I had to sign a contract anyway, so we agreed
> >they send me a contract for "0" Euro.
> Under English law, that probably wouldn't be a contract; there has to be
> a 'consideration', usually a payment of some sort. The contract should
> have been written with 1 Euro as the consideration (1 Euro-cent might
> not be enough). I believe US law is similar.
Apparently not. All sorts of contracts have no exchange of tangible
value. NDA's and other performance agreements not involving money come
to mind. More blatant was the faculty contract of a professor I knew at
a major US university. His contract stated that he was appointed full
professor of physics for some achedemic year at a salary of $0.00 per
month "contingent upon availability of funds." It is customary for bills
of sale of tangible assets to mention money with a wording like "for the
sum of one dollar and other valuable considerations." In the case of an
article for a magazine, it is not at all clear that there is any
transfer of a tangible asset.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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