[cc-community] Being called a thief for using CC
jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 14:04:50 EST 2008
> > I am translating the "aclaraciones" (clarifications).
> Clarifications are different from modifications. If the licence is
Are the points clarifications, exceptions, or modifications?
My Spanish is not very good. I understood them to be exceptions.
A clarification would quote a word or phrase in the license, and then
have at least one sentence explaining what their understanding of that
word or phrase was.
( For example: "NonCommercial": This means that all copies of the
work are to be distributed gratis, and may not be distributed in
conjunction with any other product.)
> I don't understand how unpaid registration could be construed as commercial? Paid registration certainly, but not unpaid.
That is the side effect of a US District Court ruling. I don't
remember the case name, or details, though. :(
It probably is a 9th District ruling, since that court usually makes
the rulings that are not congruent with "common sense".)
The legal theory is something along the lines of "register" means
consent, and consent is only required with a contract. As such, the
only possibility is that a commercial transaction is involved.
Furthermore, there is no such thing as a non-commercial transaction
between two parties.
Note: I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice. I probably am wrong.
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