[cc-community] Re: When non-CC content is posted on a CC-site (without permission)
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Tue Feb 22 08:53:56 EST 2005
Ryan McGregor said on Fri Feb 18 08:44:27 EST 2005:
> You could put something along the lines of
> "Copying without permission from copyright holder forbidden"
> underneath each and every picture.
> I know this is a pain in the ass but people are stupid, so you need to
> lay things out easily for them :-P
Isn't that *exactly* what copyright means though? If people are this
stupid, wouldn't it also be in the interest of CC to educate the dumb
masses about copyright, explaining that posting stolen images under a CC
"free for all to use if ya link back" licence is a clear breach of
copyright? Else CC's good name is equated with the idiots? See what I
It's one thing that the average livejournal user is a dolt when it comes
to copyright, one expects that a CC user is a little more clued in. Since
this is clearly not the case and is beginning to reflect (badly) on CC,
should CC not put up a simple "here are things you shouldn't be doing with
your CC licence" page?
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