Concerns about CC licenses
evan at wikitravel.org
Wed May 19 17:51:27 EDT 2004
>>>>> "GL" == Greg London <email at greglondon.com> writes:
GL> If there are any "compliance" issues around CC-NC works, my
GL> guess is that at some point a case will come up where the
GL> original author mistakenly used CC-NC on a collaborative work,
GL> accepted contributions from other people, and attempted to
GL> retain a monopoly on the commercial rights to the
GL> collaborative work.
I agree with everything you wrote. I think the main problems with
using Creative Commons licenses are with hard-to-define gray areas,
1) What is a derivative work?
2) What is a commercial use?
I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice, but I think the first
one has at least some kind of definition in copyright law and
precedent. I don't know how much the second one does.
Evan Prodromou <evan at wikitravel.org>
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