[cc-community] Being called a thief for using CC
email at greglondon.com
Sat Feb 16 11:03:20 EST 2008
> Then, there's a project named Observatorio.info
> (http://observatorio.info) that publishes the
> same content, but translated into Spanish, under
> a by-nc-sa CC license.
If Alice makes a CC-BY-NC-SA work,
Bob can take that work and create his own derivative
and post it on his own site.
He can do this as long as he follows a couple of
restrictions. First of all, he has to give attribution
to Alice. Copyright notices must remain. Alice's name
should be reported in a manner similar to however Bob's
name is reported. And if Alice provides a URL that
describes how the work is licensed, then that must be
provided on Bob's page as well. Oh, and Bob can change
the title, but Bob must report Alice's title, if she
has one. If this is done, then Bob meets the attribution
requirements for Alice's work.
The second restriction is NonCommercial. This is a
little fuzzy, but if Bob posts the derivative works
on a site that does not have advertising and does
not require a paid subscription to view the site
and does not charge money to access the content,
then the NonCommercial restriction is also satisfied.
The third restriction is that the derivative must be
made available under exactly the same license as the
original work. This is an outcome of ShareAlike.
Therefore Bob must make his derivative available
under CC-BY-NC-SA because the original used that
If all three of these requirements are met, then Bob
has satisfied the license, and Alice cannot rightfully
say that Bob is violating the license.
I haven't dug too much into your situation, but
a quick look at what's going on seems to indicate
that you're following the license.
I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice.
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