CC licenses and "moral rights"
robmyers at mac.com
Sat Mar 19 05:22:53 EST 2005
On 18 Mar 2005, at 19:25, Peter Knupfer, H-Net wrote:
> How does the CC by-attribution/noncommercial/noderivatives license
> affect a licensor's exercise of moral rights in a text? [...] Under
> the CC license mentioned above, the author has granted such a use.
> Outside the license, the author can refuse permission. Is this a
> correct interpretation of the license?
I am not a lawyer, I am not CC.
Yes, you are correct. Some international versions of the licenses
explicitly reserve moral rights, but the original licenses are silent
on them so they default to the baseline, which is that you have kept
and can assert your moral rights.
I haven't heard of anyone trying this yet, though. And it does go
against the principle of copyleft if the license is SA.
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