[cc-community] An easy way to notify licensors about new license versions
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Fri Dec 7 16:14:33 EST 2007
drew Roberts wrote:
> Multiple licenses, I think I get, but we are talking one license and a
> statement of more rights, correct?
No, we're talking about multiple licenses. One for each passing version
published. So if you say "or any later version", you are allowing the
licensee to choose which CC license they want to use your work under.
This is just like how you can license a work NC, but then sell
commercial rights under another license, or release it under an SA
license, later -- it's still available under the NC license, so you
really have a choice of which one to use it under.
> "This License may not be modified without the mutual written agreement of the
> Licensor and You."
> Does this sentence have any force? Does such a written agreement need to be
> Why have 8.e. at all?
> Can you only "ease up" via a statement? Or can you "tighten up" via a
> statement as well?
You can only "ease up", because the licensee can always use the already
existing license and ignore the others.
It's not quite as simple as "the intersection of limitations and the
union of rights", but it's pretty close in practice.
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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