[cc-community] BY-NC to non-CC or ARR?
nic at suzor.com
Wed Nov 24 10:39:21 EST 2010
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 10:29 AM, drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:
> I have always thought that it would be possible to use a suitable non-Creative
> Commons NC type license on a derivative of a BY-NC licensed work or to treat
> the work as under a traditional copyright (ARR) so long as you did not make
> commercial use of it.
The BY-NC licence is not copyleft; I see no reason why you would not
be able to incorporate BY-NC material in a larger ARR work - as you
say, as long as you don't make commercial use and you attribute
properly. The downstream user will always have the right to use the NC
component from the original licensor, but gains no further rights to
the ARR derivative. Same for other licences - as long as the remixer
doesn't provide more rights than the BY-NC licence reserves (i.e., non
attributed and/or commercial use), then they wouldn't be prohibited
from licensing the entirety of the derivative work.
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