[cc-sampling] Combination License?
cmarshall at jlc.net
Wed Nov 19 07:45:36 EST 2003
To start with I should say that I am new to this so this may have
already been discussed, my apologies if it has.
Has anyone been thinking of creating some kind of combination license
where the proposed "Sampling" license is combined with something more
restrictive for full deritive works?
To describe the situation in more detail, I have over the past five
years with lots of help from others, created two different web sites
with very similar and overlapping content. The sites are:
These sites are large collections of historical USGS maps (originals not
copyrighted). It has just come to my attention that someone is selling
CD's made from these sites on EBay without attribution, hence the sudden
The kind of license I would like to see is one that for derivative works
that are either a large portion of the collection (making a CD with all
the maps of a single state for example) or an augmented collection would
have something similar to the GPL copyleft, requiring attribution and
requiring sharing. But for any situation where someone wanted to use a
small number of images, for example reproduce several maps in a book or
brochure they should be free to do that without restriction. In
otherwords something much more like the sampling license would apply.
This type of issue must come up with collections of clip-art and stock
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