compulsory license

Definition of "compulsory license"
  1. A legal provision allowing someone to use another person's intellectual property without needing permission but requiring the payment of a fee
How to use "compulsory license" in a sentence
  1. Using a famous song for commercial use under a compulsory license requires payment to the original artist.
  2. The software company had to pay a fee due to the compulsory license on the patented technology they used.
  3. In order to use the book for educational purposes, the university paid a fee as per the provisions of the compulsory license.

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