[cc-community] What does NC means?
ml at creativecommons.org
Tue Sep 18 21:00:35 EDT 2007
Giorgos Cheliotis wrote:
> Three short answers, as it is very late on my timezone and I also don't
> want to spam the list too much...
> 1. BY-NC-ND allows for file-sharing, so BY-NC-ND does not equal (C)
> 2. CC users are supposed to read the deed, not the legal code - the deed
> should be enough
> 3. If the legal code and the deed are not 100% consistent this can
> be improved in future versions
> Somehow I feel like I am stating the obvious :) Maybe I am.
You are, but there's only two letters separating the obvious from the
But as slight qualifications, I'd say that casual users should have a
coarse but accurate understanding of what they are permitted to do upon
looking at a CC deed, but they are not not supposed to read the legal code.
And the deed language can be amended at any time, doesn't require a new
license version. There was some discussion of making the deed's
attribution statement more accurate last month (on cc-licenses), which I
hope to revive and get implemented soonish.
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