public domain question
zotz at 100jamz.com
Tue Feb 1 18:43:38 EST 2005
On Tuesday 01 February 2005 05:36 pm, Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> drew Roberts wrote:
> > On Tuesday 01 February 2005 04:14 pm, Greg London wrote:
> >>defaulting everything to share-alike, first of all, will have a lot
> >>of overhead due to the attribution requirements. Second of all,
> >>it prevents proprietary forks and disables the entire system meant
> >>to promote science and arts.
> > True, I would prefer CC-SA, but I think that is actually no longer an
> > option. IIRC, there is some language to apply to have this result though.
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sa/1.0/ still exists and always
> will. You can use it if you want.
I know that and did not mean to imply differently, sorry if there was any
confusion. I do remember reading some discussion on why it was dropped from
2.x and how to possibly get around it though.
> However, you're talking about changing copyright law, a huge task
> compared to releasing CC-SA 5.0 or whatever. I don't think it makes any
> sense to constrain your thinking about potential default copyright rules
> to licenses that may be chosen directly from
> http://creativecommons.org/license/ .
People are constantly talking of changing copyright law. For instance,
bringing the durations back down to some sane time frame.
While we are talking about it, I would like to consider the effects on the
world if we make the default something like I suggested instead of default
public domain like it used to be or the current default all rights reserved.
So far, no one haas actually offered a thought on what these effects might be.
I am interested in any thoughts anyone might have on this matter.
> Also, you should know that changing copyright law is very explicitly
> outside of the scope of Creative Commons. This is probably not the best
> forum for discussion of changing copyright defaults.
If this is the wrong forum, I will try and keep myself in line. I would
appreciate any ideas as to what would be a better forum?
all the best,
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