[cc-licenses] Version 4:0:Rebranding "noncommercial" to "commercial rights reserved"
bydosa at davidchart.com
Fri Apr 13 23:53:54 EDT 2012
On 2012/04/14, at 2:07, Gregor Hagedorn wrote:
> On 13 April 2012 18:31, Heather Morrison <hgmorris at sfu.ca> wrote:
>> "Commercial rights reserved" does not mean the same thing as "noncommercial". Noncommercial includes the concept that a work is meant to be primarily or entirely outside of the commercial realm rather than the creator reserving commercial rights.
>> Some of us would like to broaden the part of our world that is not thought of in commercial terms - including many instances where people are paid for their work.
> What you describe is what many believe the NC license is, but what in
> fact it is not. You describe a totally new license.
Yes, and I think that accounts for my disagreement with Heather over the education exception. Education is non-commercial in that sense, but not in the sense used in the NC license.
The renaming sounds like a good idea to me, as well. "Commercial Rights Reserved" makes it clear that you are restricting the rights of people to use works under this license.
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