[cc-licenses] famous quotations
rob at robmyers.org
Sun Feb 19 12:06:03 EST 2006
I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice.
On 19 Feb 2006, at 14:08, QuotationsBook.com wrote:
> I maintain www.quotationsbook.com, a website of famous quotations.
> The quotations can be reused under the "fair-use" provision of
> international copyright law.
Sadly, we don't get the same Fair Use provisions in every country.
Many Commonwealth countries only have the much more limiting Fair
Dealing system. And I think there was some controversy over the scope
of Fair Use in Japanese law on Wikipedia.
> However, which Creative Commons license does this map to?
All the CC licenses respect Fair Use, but there isn't a CC-Fair-Use
license. I do think a "Fair Use Respected" tag would be a very useful
thing for CC to provide, but this would only really be something the
original rightsholder could apply.
> Can anyone advise about licensing famous quotations (clearly I
> didn't write them myself!). The goal is to allow Yahoo!, Google and
> importantly visitors, to identify my quotations as usable in a
> specific setting, clearing up my currently non-existent legal
Wikiquote probably faced similar issues:
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