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licence

1 a permission given by one person to another to do some act that, without such permission, it would be unlawful for him to do. In relation to land, a licence may arise gratuitously, or by contract, or by estoppel. Licences arising from a gratuitous act may generally be revoked at the will of the grantor unless some question of estoppel arises; licences arising from a contract are capable of specific enforcement. Licensing is at the heart of the exploitation of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. A software developer will normally grant a licence of copyright to the end user which will permit copying (often necessary to use software) and impose restrictions on use.
2 an official document authorizing a specified activity that would be unlawful for the licensee to engage in without such document (e.g. a liquor licence authorizing the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor; a driving licence authorizing the holder to drive a motor vehicle on the public highway).
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Paul's Churchyard, Sir; low archway on the carriage side, bookseller's at one corner, hot-el on the other, and two porters in the middle as touts for licences.
The legislation defines new categories of licences; sets out rules and guidelines for licence applications, licensee obligations, and the construction of communications networks; provides for interconnection between licensees and facilities leasing by communications network services licensees; provides for a radio frequency plan, a numbering plan to enable number portability in 2005, and carrier pre-selection; specifies type approval and technical standards for communications equipment; and, provides for the Universal Service Agency and Universal Service Fund to continue to bring services to historically disadvantaged people and remote locations.
These exploration licences are valid for three years, are renewable subject to satisfactory work programs having been carried out and confer the right to apply for a mining licence once an economic deposit has been located.
com), a leading embedded software tools developer, has integrated floating licence technology across its complete range of commercial software thereby providing programmers with a more flexible solution.
More than 16 million Russians carry a driver licence produced by Opticheskaya Tekhnika y Tekhnologiya and its partner Digimarc ID Systems
The GTlicensing FastStart Bundle is available immediately as part of a comprehensive hosting solution that includes access to Conxion's Tier 1, high performance digital delivery network and its ability to store, track and deliver customer software along with the electronic licence.