[Harmony-Drafting] Porting Harmony

Allison Randal allison at lohutok.net
Thu Jan 12 17:21:17 UTC 2012

On 01/11/2012 11:00 PM, Walter van Holst wrote:
> Also, while drafting the Harmony Agreements, several choices were made
> under the explicit assumption that we would go for Anglo-American
> jurisdictions first.
>> Are there specific European/Netherlands issues that you've identified?
>> Or would it be easier to identify the issues through the exercise of
>> porting?
> I am sure that during the exercise of porting additional issues will pop
> up. I do remember from our conference calls that in addition to
> liability, especially the issue of transferring copyrights is very
> jurisdiction-sensitive.

Thanks Walter, it does seem the right time to start thinking about this.
Whether we go for porting or unification covering more jurisdictions, it
seems like the first step is listing out the changes that different
jurisdictions are likely to need. If the changes are minimal,
unification could work. If they're extensive, then porting will be

We may also find that the current templates can be extended to consider
a broader set of related jurisdictions (EU, Canada, Australia, etc),
saving porting for jurisdictions with greater differences.


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