Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A license giving rights of production or marketing of products or services to a person or company that is not the primary holder of such rights.
  • transitive v. To grant a sublicense to or for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a license granted by a licensee to a third party, under the authority of the license originally granted by a licensor to the licensee
  • v. to grant a sublicense

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To underlicense; license to another person under the provisions of a license already held by the person so licensing.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • While gleefully announcing that Chomsky's website has (gasp) a copyright warning, Schweizer smugly points out that the site "does give you the opportunity to 'sublicense' the material ["].

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  • Here is an excerpt from the Amazon Kindle Terms Of Service "you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or any portion of it to any third party ..."

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  • Hansen Medical announced that it has entered into patent and technology license, sublicense and purchase agreements with Philips to allow them to develop and commercialize the non-robotic applications of Hansen Medical's Fiber Optic Shape Sensing and Localization technology.

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  • In the recently-settled Trek-LeMond lawsuit, which had been removed to U.S. District Court in Minnesota in April 2008, Mr. LeMond and Trek each alleged the breach of a sublicense agreement.

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  • I also actually signed a set of contracts for a foreign rights sublicense, althouh until they are countersigned I agin won't post anything about them.

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  • You may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or any portion of it to any third party, and you may not remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Digital Content.

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  • Users may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to...any third party.

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  • You understand and agree that FIM and its parent and affiliated companies may use, publish, copy, sublicense, adapt, edit, distribute, publicly perform, display and delete the content you post as they see fit.

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  • The terms of use reserve the right to grant and sublicense all "user content" posted on the site to other businesses.

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  • By way of further clarification, Pet Holdings may freely sublicense the rights that you grant it in this Section to a third party.

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