[cc-licenses] Slashdot Thread On "Proving Creative Commons Licensing of a Work?"
klang at informatik.gu.se
Mon Jan 29 07:47:12 EST 2007
This is a difficult question to answer generally (and definitively). In
the question of proof all information you can provide to the court to
prove your argument is good.
The question you pose is really one of: how much is enough. In my
opinion there can be no real answer.
rob at robmyers.org wrote:
> An interesting thread at Slashdot:
> "I recently posted a few Creative Commons licensed photographs from Flickr on
> one of my websites. I later noticed that one of the photographers had
> retroactively switched all of his photos from the Creative Commons license to
> an 'All Right Reserved' notice. When I saw this I went ahead and removed his
> photo (even though I understand that CC licenses are perpetual unless
> violated), but this begs the question: How does one prove one obtained a work
> under a Creative Commons license, should there ever be a dispute between a
> creator and the licensee? Is a simple screenshot of the webpage where it was
> offered proof enough? Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated."
> - Rob.
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