[cc-licenses] CreativeCommons.org clarification on CC-BY section 4.a? (was Compatibility of Attribution license with Trialware)
hancock at anansispaceworks.com
Fri Oct 6 11:14:36 EDT 2006
rob at robmyers.org wrote:
> The BY license does not require that you make source available or
> that the original work be recoverable from derivative work or
> systems. It is the Free Culture equivalent of the original BSD
> license: you can use the work pretty much as you like so long as you
> give the licensor credit. So even making the work unrecoverable from
> a binary blob is not a violation of the license as long as that blob
> gives credit.
The question was whether making the data inaccessible due to
trialware code would trigger the anti-TPM clause. I'm not sure if that's
considered TPM, but if it is, then I think having the *images* not
be locked by it (even if the program is) is enough to avoid a conflict.
I think this is even true for BY-SA, though, since the license of the
program doesn't affect the license of the displayed content.
In any case, it's good digital citizenship. ;-)
Terry Hancock (hancock at AnansiSpaceworks.com)
Anansi Spaceworks http://www.AnansiSpaceworks.com
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