[cc-community] cc-community Digest, Vol 52, Issue 21
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Wed Oct 1 10:23:01 EDT 2008
> So what you suggest is:
> 1) Use the License "CC-By-SA". I understood this part 100 %. I've just read
> about this.
> 2) "Use the new CC+ option to link to a site that will allow royalty
> agreements for uses which require re-licensing".... Do you mean this: '...
> xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://website"
> rel="cc:morePermissions">http://website'? So in that "*website*" I would
> explain about "restrict non-free derivatives..." and "they would have to buy
> a license from you" stuff?
> 3) The "Then, be sure to register the copyright and license at one of the
> above sites" could be register the license and book (work) at, for example,
> the website: http://www.archive.org/index.php ??
Yes, that sums up my suggestion.
The only reason for #3 is that you mentioned patents. There are many
ways to prove that you published a work on a certain date, but
registering it with one of these sites is one of the easiest and
The #2 part is probably the hardest -- you're going to have to set up
some kind of payment or agreement system for that. One easy solution is
to just have them email you. As you imply you are not too familiar with
copyright law, you might want to seriously think about having a lawyer
draft the commercial license you offer.
Also, out of fairness, I have to acknowledge that my suggestion is not
the only opinion out there -- some people will suggest that "NC" is a
better or safer option. You'll ultimately have to make that decision
And lastly, "I am not a lawyer" either, and "this is not legal advice"
(IANAL/TINLA as people like to say around here :-) ). So if you want
real legal advice, you'll again want to ask a lawyer.
This _is_, however, what I would do in your place. I am planning to do
exactly this with my own book that I'm working on (although I do plan to
query some conventional publishers before going ahead with it).
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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