Definitions for "Compulsory license"
The authorization enjoyed by a cable system under The Copyright Act of 1976 to retransmit programs without negotiating payments to individual copyright owners.
The authorization given by a judicial or administrative authority to a third party for the use of a patented invention, without the consent of the patentee, on various grounds of general interest (absence of working, public health, anticompetitive practices, emergency, national defense).
a formal conveyance of permission by a government to a third party to exploit a patent, trademark, or copyright, without the permission of the holder of such item of intellectual property
a legal technique for compelling a proprietor to share information by permitting a statutory charge for the sharing
an extraordinary limitation on owner's rights, all the more so if available to a technology (such as the Internet), which has the potential to destroy the established domestic and international markets for uses that are authorized