[cc-licenses] CC homepage
james at grimmelmann.net
Wed Apr 25 21:12:40 EDT 2007
Terry Hancock wrote:
> However, there is absolutely no question that the usage on the CC page
> definitely is worded oppositely from the way the actual license
> selection process is designed, and that is at least confusing.
I like your thought experiment of rephrasing all the licenses in terms
of affirmative freedoms rather than as conditions. CC has been taking
steps in this direction -- e.g. the use of the freedom-to-share and
freedom-to-remix logos on the commons deed pages and in the puzzle-piece
license picker. I think your example shows that some conditions still
sound better as "restrictions," but it's nice to move the discourse in
the direction of affirmatively specifying freedoms.
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