[cc-licenses] CC-BY 2.0 photo usage inside a screensaver

Melissa Cotano melcotano at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 16 14:05:19 EDT 2006


> Greg London <teloscorbin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 8/15/06, Melissa Cotano wrote:
>> I am creating a commercial screensaver that will be distributed as a trial
>> download that expires after 30 days.
>>
>> I would like to include in this screensaver some CC-BY 2.0 images I found on
>> Flickr, but before doing so I would like to know:
>>
>> 1) whether the CC-BY 2.0 license allows such usage (i.e. inclusion of CC-BY
>> 2.0 works inside a binary application expiring after a given time frame)
>
> CC-BY is almost like a Public Domain license,
> so you could take the work private, as long as you
> honor the attribution requirement.

I was concerned that the following sentence in section 4.a would prevent me from using CC-BY 2.0 images inside a binary application expiring after a period of time ("trialware"):
"You may not distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or publicly digitally perform the Work with any technological measures that control access or use of the Work in a manner inconsistent with the terms of this License Agreement."

On the other end the user can always access the images by pressing the [print screen] key which is maybe why this is not an issue? Any clarification would be great.

-Melissa

 		
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