[cc-licenses] Use of derivatives by original author.
rob at robmyers.org
Sun Sep 25 05:04:27 EDT 2005
On 25 Sep 2005, at 03:24, longdead wrote:
> I am trying to figure out if any of the licenses would allow the
> original author the right to both sell their work and sell the work of
> any derivative no matter who makes it.
SA does, but it allows people who write derivative works to sell
them*and* it allows people to sell the original work as well.
> For example, if I write a story
> and someone contributes to it I would want to be able to sell both the
> original and the derivative, while restricting any who makes a
> derivative to release only non-commercially and under the share alike
This would be a "What's Mine Is Mine What's Yours Is Mine" license.
The only circumstances I can see this working in would be something
like Start Trek fan fiction where fans would be happy to be "paid in
canon", that is by having their work made part of the official story
> It seems like the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License would
> require the original author to be forced to use derivatives
> non-commercially. Or am I misunderstanding something?
That is how it would work.
If you want to be able to use people's derivatives commerically you
could NC-SA your work and then negotiate with people to use their
work. But none of the licenses support the specific model you have in
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