[cc-community] Illegal to be legal in Australia with CC0? help!
towardsoss at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 14:45:38 EDT 2011
Is the CC0 1.0 Universal waiver legally invalid in Australia? This has
caused me much confusion the last 3-4 months and I need your help.
"CC0 (1.0 or any later version) Universal" shortened to "CC0-orlater"
I want to start with an imaginary example:
Suppose there is a database in the country France, Europe which hosts
geographical data that is waived by all contributors under the
CC0-orlater waiver. Contributors in France benefit from all rights
waived by CC0-orlater because
it is legal in France to benefit from all of the rights that were waived
Now a law in Australia has been passed that makes it illegal to "export"
any kind of data to a foreign country through the
internet that is waived under the CC0-orlater waiver.
Two citizens from Australia start contributing data and user Alice
data and user Bob contributes Y data to the database in France, Europe.
Now, does this database in France contain data that has not been waived
under CC0-orlater because
of this law that was passed in Australia?
Alice downloads Bob's data and changes it. By downloading the data she
does not benefit from the rights granted by
CC0-orlater and when she uploads it to the French server she violates
the laws of her country.
Still is the data on the French server all under CC0-orlater?
I'm looking forward to your help. Thanks in advance,
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