[cc-community] Re: When non-CC content is posted on a CC-site (without permission)
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Wed Feb 23 11:12:00 EST 2005
Rob Myers said:
> On 22 Feb 2005, at 22:26, Greg London wrote:
>> when you idiot proof the CC licenses,
>> the world will make a better idiot.
> Heh. Yes, idiot-proofing is an arms race; like security or usability.
>> On the other hand, I agree that people who slap a
>> CC license on someone else's work DO pollute the
> Yes. It's going to be interesting when the first CC'd torrent of Star
> Wars goes online.
> Blah blah blah "representation of authority to contribute" blah blah
The question is why are people doing it?
If it's really that they are clueless,
then language like "representation of
authority to contribute" will not prevent
the clueless from skipping through the
> I've thought for some time that there should be a CC-(C) "license".
> That is, a normal copyright explanation the same as the human
> readable/legal code/metadata descriptions for the 2.0 licenses. The
That might make a difference.
Except, could we call it CC-ARR (all rights reserved)?
I think making a human readable version of the ARR license would be educational.
You could even put it in the license selector so that the completely clueless
might stumble upon it and learn a thing or two.
My impression of CC's website is that it has become more and more
disorganized of late. From the main page, I'd like to click on a
"menu of licenses" link and see all the licenses available, with
links to the human readable forms.
They could be arranged in the "spectrum of rights" order,
from CC-ARR at the top, all teh way down to CC-PD at the bottom.
> Thought experiment: how does this differ from placing someone else's
> file without a license on a p2p network? Is it encouraging
> infringement, comparatively, and giving some sort of secondary
> liability? Does the fact that CC are making these licenses that you can
> slap on anything give them any kind of liability?
If it does, then Free Speech is truly dead.
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