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Blockchain as a solution for software licensing?

I'm curious as to what blockchain could do to solve or improve upon the issues surrounding paid software licensing? (Verification, piracy prevention) I've seen such claims all over the web when there ...
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Question about Bitcoin Licensing

Why is bitcoin using MIT? From what I understand, MIT doesn't care about trademarks, whereas Apache2 will prevent from using the BTC name. This should help identify the difference with the looming s2x ...
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What license is used for the content of Bitcoin.org?

What license is used for the content of Bitcoin.org? In the footer of the website we can find that the website is licensed under the MIT license, but the MIT licensed is used only for code, right? I ...
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What money transmission licences are relevant to Bitcoin?

Tradehill was shutdown for various regulation issues, including not having the required money transmission licenses. What were the money transmission licenses that were required? What other ...
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Is Blockchain.info Open Source?

I know that there is a github public repo, but I'm not seeing a license file. The Android client is GPL3. Anyone know about licensing for the main site's code?
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Why was the MIT license chosen for Bitcoin?

Given that an open, transparent, distributed p2p network is a central element of Bitcoin project it seems unusual that it is licensed under the MIT license which allows proprietary closed source ...
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