cc at phizz.demon.co.uk
Sun Jan 22 10:50:43 EST 2012
On 22/01/2012 14:25, drew Roberts wrote:
> What motivates me is the copyleft or share alike idea.
> I am happy to let you use my copyrighted works, even to make money with them
> and I will not put a legal requirement on you to share what you make with me.
> However, I want you to return the favour and am not happy when you don't and
> the license I use to set this up fails me.
> So, I put photos out there under BY-SA, you use them in a book and keep your
> copyright on the book ARR. You are not "sharing alike" now are you. The
> license is failing me.
> Furthermore. I am making my works copyleft not just for myself but for
> everyone and the license is failing everyone else that your ARR copyright is
> preventing from "sharing alike" wrt your book too.
> If you want to use my copyrighted photo in your ARR book, work out a
> commercial license with me.
> Does that maybe clear it up some?
> Why would you think it is right to have free access to someone else's
> copyrighted works but restrict them from having access to yours especially
> when yours incorporates theirs?
Then use the NC license which mainly curtails that sort of activity.
Photos appear to be a separate class where the BY-SA license allows the
usage that you complain about. I don't think it affects many other types
of work to quite the same extent as it is far harder to separate the
work from the surrounding context without creating a derivative. Comment
on a film, play, or piece of music can be done by adherence to fair use.
So the medieval clothing manufacturer that contacted me the other week,
can use the photos for internal discussion possibly use the images for
designs, etc. If they want to use them in a book then they have a
nominal fee. OTOH if you are making a costume for personal use, or want
to put the images on a blog, or in a school report then the NC license
works very well.
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