[cc-community] Character Rights and CC Licenses
gautam at prathambooks.org
Mon Jun 13 14:19:04 EDT 2011
Actually, it isn't the author who is pushing the CC license - it's us,
the publisher. But we do see where they are coming from and are
attempting to find something that might work for both of us.
On 13 June 2011 23:36, Dr. Peter Troxler <peter.troxler at ps-culture.net> wrote:
> one could also get the impression that you author, since s/he wants to remain in control over the "characters", just wants to use CC licenses for promotional ends.
> that's not the purpose of CC licenses
> / Peter
> On 10 Jun 2011, at 08:47 , Gautam John wrote:
>> Hey All:
>> A question that I was recently faced with is whether it is possible to
>> carve out an exclusion to character rights when applying a CC license
>> to say a story or an illustration.
>> The facts are as follow: An author wanted to release a story under a
>> CC-BY license and we would have published it (we pay for the release
>> of the story under this license)
>> However, the author wanted to: "have the sole and absolute right to
>> the inclusion of the character and other characters mentioned in the
>> Story and works derived from such Story whether published by the us or
>> To me, this breaks the CC-BY license and as such, carving out such an
>> exception isn't really possible.
>> Would love to hear what you think.
>> Thank you.
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