[cc-community] Ownterms.org - CC-licensed terms and conditions
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Mon Aug 20 13:11:48 EDT 2007
On 20 Aug 2007, at 17:00, cc-community-request at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:32:21 +0300
> From: Tom Scott <thomas at thomasscott.net>
> Subject: [cc-community] Ownterms.org - CC-licensed terms and
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> Okay - so, one domain name and a bit of work later, I've set up
> www.ownterms.org as a clearinghouse for Creative Commons-licensed
> legal documents.
> which is cc-sa-1.0 licensed - and a wiki to work on future parts. I'm
> not entirely sure where to go from here, though, so I'm open to
> suggestions, both about the general laout and the project in general!
> If anyone fancies blogging about it to get a bit of interest,
> that'd be
> handy too...
> -- Tom
I like the idea, but a few points:
-- Many legal documents have a somewhat dubious copyright status at
to the level of their protection under copyright.
-- You should use a jurisdiction specific licence rather than
unported for your site. The unported licence is a template and NOT a
licence set to a specific jurisdiction. Despite several
international treaties addressing copyright, copyright is really all
about national law.
-- Why not use a public domain dedication for the licences? I'm not
sure I see the need for using things such as attribution, SA or even
NC or ND (if the last two are included in future licences) in this
-- What about versioning up to the latest (3.0) for the licences
Feel free to contact me offlist if you'd like to discuss it more.
Mr. Jordan S Hatcher, JD, LLM
jordan at opencontentlawyer dot com
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