[cc-community] Re: When non-CC content is posted on a CC-site (without permission)
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Tue Feb 22 17:26:30 EST 2005
when you idiot proof the CC licenses,
the world will make a better idiot.
On the other hand, I agree that people who slap a
CC license on someone else's work DO pollute the
community. If too many people do it, it makes
searching the web for CC licensed works almost
pointless. You find a great song for your movie,
only to find out after you publish that it wasn't
CC-SA like you thought, but rather All Rights Reserved.
It isn't a bad reflection on CC. However, I think if
CC wants to keep the community space useful, it might
have to include "Copyright for Idiots" on its front
page and on its license selection pages.
Anyone who cluelessly takes a ARR work and posts it
on his site with a CC-SA license on it is only planting
landmines in the commons.
ask wappling said:
> 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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