[cc-community] A Silly Question
zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Sep 30 09:22:50 EDT 2011
On Friday 30 September 2011 08:28:21 yarrel at gmail.com wrote:
> 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?
Because the work in a by-sa work is not the physical object hanging on the
wall. The object may very well not even belong to the same person as the one
holding the copyright on the work in question. Pretty much what you say below
is how I would take it. IANAL though, perhaps some will chime in.
> 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?
> - Rob.
all the best,
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