[cc-licenses] Disclaimers for works of opinion as an incentive to free licensing
anduril13 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 11:52:37 EDT 2012
On 29/04/2012 12:30 p.m., Francesco Poli wrote:
> I believe that nobody can "distort" their opinions, unless a
> derivative work of their opinion essays is *misrepresented* as being
> their own original and unmodified writing. But I think
> misrepresentation is already forbidden by law and not permitted by
> Free Software licenses (such as the GNU GPL, the Expat/MIT, the
> 3-clause BSD license, ...). Some Free Software licenses (such as the
> zlib license) even have explicit no-misrepresentation clauses.
Moreover, in civil law jurisdictions, any distortion of this type would
be strongly covered by moral rights. I think that the practice arises
from the fact that many of the FSF writers operate in Common Law systems
where moral rights are not as prevalent.
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