[cc-licenses] Simplifying Licenses
Jordan S Hatcher
jordan at opencontentlawyer.com
Wed Mar 4 03:48:50 EST 2009
This email and discussion seems like it should go to cc-community --
my understanding is that this list is for going through the legal bits
of the actual licence texts. Debating what licences should be included
by CC and the merits of each belong there.
On 2 Mar 2009, at 03:12, ⸘Ŭalabio‽ wrote:
> ¿How fare you?
> It is great that we have these modular licenses, but the lawyers have
> gone to far in creating a module for everyone. The idea of the
> licenses is to increase freedom. One can argue that NC is a necessary
> Let us suppose that one runs a wiki about a TV-show and does not want
> to get sued by the suehappy lawyers of the corporation who created the
> franchise. One can point out that the wiki is licensed CC-BY-NC-SA.
> Hopefully that will deter the lawyers.
> ND has no justification. We should eliminated ND. Indeed we can
> reduce the number of licenses to just 3:
> * - CC-BY
> * - CC-BY-SA
> * - CC-BY-NC-SA
> CC-BY cuts with everything. It is the perfect license for material
> whose purpose to be incorporated in other works.
> CC-BY-SA is the GoldStandard of licenses. In a perfect world,
> everything would be CC-BY-SA
> CC-BY-NC-SA is the necessary evil. We should discourage it but allow
> We should deprecate all other licenses.
> ¿Any comments?
> “⸘Ŭalabio‽” <Walabio at MacOSX.Com>
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