translations of CC licenses
ml at creativecommons.org
Thu Jan 8 12:23:29 EST 2004
Jean-Christophe Barnoud wrote:
> I may get things wrong, but I understand the translation effort of the
> CC licenses as not only translating but also adapting them to the legal
> framework of different countries.
> If this is right, it is quite
> different from the unofficial translations of the GPL and similar texts
> and raises -at least- two questions :
> 1. Will we see conflicts between a US-English share-alike license and a
> (for instance) France-French share-alike license for a derivative work ?
The versioned ShareAlike licenses should allow for use of "equivalent"
ShareAlike licenses, where equivalence includes legal ports and
subsequent versions of the license.
> 2. How do we handle links to the licences from multilingual contents
> (for instance the same web page in two different languages) if the
> English language and (for instance) French language licenses are not
> exact translations ?
You can use a single license, though you can multiply license if you
want. The deed (the human-readable summary that you link to from a
licensed work) for that single license can have any number of language
translations, which will display to the user as appropriate using
content negotiation, assuming the translation is available. Currently
Japanese translations of the original license deeds are available.
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