[cc-community] Being called a thief for using CC
Miguel Angel Barrera
mabarrera70 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 06:38:51 EST 2008
> Or is it? There would also be the problem of jurisdiction. Observatorio.info
> is published under a Spanish cc-by-nc-sa license, so I would guess the
> Spanish rules for "non-commercial" would be the ones to be followed?
Just to clarify, in this case FADD accepts user registrations (free of
charge of course), but one can read the site, write comments and/or
vote the articles whether registered or not, so in this case I don't
think the "user registration" issue applies. It is not mandatory and
one can use the site likewise registered or not. The only difference
is that if you register, you also get your own profile page, can store
a list of your favorite photos, etc. but I don't think that feature
has anything to do with the issue at hand. It is, after all, a
derivative work, and one of the added benefits is being able to mark
certain images as your "favorites". We might disable that feature if
requested, but that's not the reason why Observatorio got mad as us.
The way I see it, those are just "tricks" they're playing on us trying
to do anything in their power to put us in the "illegal" side of
things. And yes, they might be adding/removing stuff to their
attribution requirements in the future, if only for that reason. And
we have to be on the lookout for that.
> Or where is the FADD page located? Where are the FADD people working from?
We operate from California. Again, I don't think this debate applies
to this particular case, but of course, that's not to say the debate
shouldn't take place in general terms.
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