[cc-community] A Silly Question
am.fitzgerald at qut.edu.au
Tue Oct 4 02:23:58 EDT 2011
These are really simple and basic questions about what copyright is and how it is exercised. Questions such as this are best dealt with in FAQs or a short guide on copyright. As the Creative Commons licences are based on copyright, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of copyright. Trying to deal with detailed examples of how the licences operate in various circumstances would make the licences too detailed and unwieldy. Best to include FAQs or simple guides to explain their operation.
Professor Anne Fitzgerald
QUT Law Faculty
am.fitzgerald at qut.edu.au<mailto:am.fitzgerald at qut.edu.au>
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Subject: [cc-community] A Silly Question
BY-SA 3.0 Unported gives me the right to create Adaptations and to incorporate the Work into Collections.
Why can I not walk into a gallery of BY-SA work and adapt the work with a spraycan? Or incorporate the work into a collection in my swag bag?
I assume this is because the works on the wall are other people's physical property and that the BY-SA grant of a copyright license doesn't affect this, even where granting me the right to make technical modifications in order to exercise my other rights. And that the "Work" is the copyright rather than the physical object. And that this is so obviously and universally true that there is no need for any further discussion of the distinction in the license text.
Is that right?
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