[cc-licenses] License Jurisdiction Questions
james at grimmelmann.net
Mon May 28 10:51:09 EDT 2007
Kevin Phillips (home) wrote:
> A quick series of questions about license impact in different jurisdictions
> I noticed recently the official licenses for us folks in the UK aren't the
> same wording as those in the US. There's an effective "translation"
> obviously because of differences in language. Interestingly I know of no cc
> project for music which offers licenses from different jurisdictions
It's not just differences in language; it's difference in law. The
licenses are customized to express the same ultimate meaning in
different places' legal systems. The "translations" are carried out by
the various international iCommons groups; whenever CC updates the
licenses, there will be a lag while the license changes are ported into
each country where CC licenses are available.
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