[cc-devel] Exif metadata
luis.villa at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 20:42:08 EDT 2006
On 8/18/06, Mike Linksvayer <ml at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> A web notice gives one the level of assurance that one normally gets
> from the web ... as opposed to zero.
Ah! yes. We raise it from zero to... practically zero :) Seriously,
this buys no protection against any serious/meaningful attempts at
fraud, while making it incredibly onerous for the vast, vast majority
of the population that can't guarantee a permanent web presence.
> > That seems incredibly onerous.
> It may be, but if I may repeat myself, embedding a reference to a
> license itself is incredibly worthless.
You're demanding a higher level of accountability with this than with
any other licensing system I've ever seen. When I publish my code
under GPL, I don't include a link in the source saying 'this is a link
to a webpage 'proving' that the code is under GPL', I just do it.
People publish books under CC all the time which just say 'the license
is foo', even though PDFs, HTML, and text are all editable- just like
the exif fields. I'm really not clear why EXIFs, as opposed to any
other editable content format ever, deserve this special publisher
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