[cc-licenses] Proposed Non-Commercial Guidelines
mia at creativecommons.org
Tue Mar 7 12:43:07 EST 2006
apologies - (1) and (2) should be read to be (a) & (b)....the
guidelines have been through so many iterations i think this
numbering referred to an earlier version.
On Mar 7, 2006, at 6:48 AM, Greg London wrote:
>> For reference, the Proposed Non-Commercial Guidelines are here
> One thing I noticed is that it appears to be written
> in the form of an "expert system" for an end user, a la:
> which would pose yes/no questions to the user and
> continue down further and further until it hit a point
> where it came to a definitive answer.
> Question 1 appears to be multiple choice, but then
> further reading shows that A,B,C, and D are actually a list
> of "allowable NC users". and the way (i) and (ii) (yes/no)
> are formatted, they appear to be answers to "D", rather than
> then entire question. A simple reformatting will help
> resolve any ambiguity. Put the yes/no near the
> yes/no question, and then have a note that says
> that A-D are examples of allowable NC users.
> A. Nature of the User:
> (1) Is the user an “allowable NC user” under
> the noncommercial license condition?
> (i) No. License violation – this is not a noncommercial use.
> (ii) Yes. Continue to Question B.
> "Allowable NC users" include the following:
> (a) Individual
> (b) Nonprofit educational institution/library,
> (c) Nonprofit organization as defined under US1
> or equivalent law, (together with (1)
> and (2) “allowable NC users”)
> (d) A copy shop, ISP or similar service provider
> who, in the course of providing a service
> at the direction of the allowable NC user,
> may exercise a right licensed under the
> Creative Commons license.
> (hopefully the spacing didn't get mashed in transit.)
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