[cc-community] The case for a stricter (or more honest) CC licence than BY-NC-ND
ml at creativecommons.org
Tue Jan 13 11:04:09 EST 2009
On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 3:17 PM, jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com> wrote:
> The NC part all but prohibits educators in the US from using your
> textbook. (CC Foundation
Really minor side point, but CC is just Creative Commons, not Creative
Commons Foundation, in case anyone lurking or reading this in the
future wonders what is being referred to.
> guidelines define as "commercial" any usage
> by an organization that is not 501 *(c)3. The overwhelming majority of
> educational institutions in the us are _not_ 501(c)3 organizations.
> (Outside of the us,most educational insittutions do not have the
> equivalent of 501 (c)3 status.
The guidelines you refer to were a *draft*, but regardless, they
called out nonprofit educational institutions and 501(c)3 or
equivalent separately, so the above is irrelevant.
> The ND part _technically_ prohibits the document from being utilized
> during instruction periods,relegating the text, in tota, to
> "background reading".
No CC license term prohibits anything that default copyright permits.
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