[cc-community] Contradictory meanings of "non-commercial"?

jonathon jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 22:41:49 EST 2008


Christopher wrote:

>  What is the sense of this apparent contradiction?

a)  It is more of an unclear clarificatiion, than it is of a contradiction.

b) The human readable stuff it utterly irrelevant.  Anybody who relies
on it, is begging to be sued for copyright /license violations;

> does he  conform to the NC license?

There are three major interpretations of what the NC license allows,
and prohibits.  Whilst they aren't mutually exclusive, they differ
enough that it is very clear that nobody is entirely sure where the
edge cases lie, in what is allowed,and what is prohibited.

It is possible for your hypothetical user to be sued for licence
violation by one copyright holder,whilst given the blessing by another
copyright holder, for doing the exact same thing.

>  (This happened in a famous Hollywood film, on which

That has been standard accounting practice in Hollywood for decades.

xan

jonathon



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