[cc-community] What exactly does 'SA' mean?
zotz at 100jamz.com
Tue Sep 28 11:04:02 EDT 2010
On Tuesday 28 September 2010 10:43:33 Gautam John wrote:
> Hi Andrew:
> > What do you mean by the resulting work? It sounds as if you mean several
> > works, e.g. a news story accompanied by an image. The text of the story
> > does not need to be CC By SA, but the image sourced from elsewhere that
> > is used under CC By SA remains under CC By SA...and must be marked as
> > such.
> I had always believed that the entire resultant work needs to be
> CC-BY-SA licensed and not just the original CC-BY-SA piece of content
> used because it was a viral license that attached to all derivative
> So if I understand correctly, the only requirement of the CC-BY-SA
> license is that derivative works need to indicate and attribute the
> CC-BY-SA pieces of content used and not that the entire derivative
> requires to be CC-BY-SA licensed?
No, derivative works of a BY-SA licensed work need to be BY-SA licensed
themselves. What is being said is that you can use a BY-SA work alongside
another work with another license if that work is not a derivative of the
To my mind there are some weaknesses in how this is currently handled that I
would like to see tweaked and I have never received a satisfying explanation
as to why they cannot legally be tweaked but that does not apply now.
> Thank you.
all the best,
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