[cc-licenses] multiple licenses of same image
peter.brink at brinkdata.se
Tue Jan 16 18:23:31 EST 2007
Mike Linksvayer wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 14:03 +0100, Peter Brink wrote:
>>> A derivative work must be the result of a _creative act_ originating
>>> from a human being. If a machine down- or upsamples a work there is no
>>> creative act involved, it's a just a mechanical transformation. A
>>> "thumbnail" is therefore a copy and not a derivative work.
>> There is no such thing as "upsampling" so this logic cannot apply to
>> versions of a work at higher resolution than offered.
If you call it upsampling, downsampling or sidesampling or whatever
doesn't matter. A "work" must be the result of a creative act - the same
goes for derivative works. A mechanical transformation is in itself not
a creative act, the result of such a transformation is a copy and not a
derivative work. If I scan a picture and make two versions available,
one in low resolution and one in high resolution, those two images are
_copies_ of the _same work_.
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