[cc-community] WebPage Describing Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License

Ryan McGregor ryan_mcgregor at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 16 07:14:08 EST 2005

Hi everyone.

I am quite new on these lists (this is actually my first post). Anyways, 
I have a little homepage I have just started working on, and I was 
planning on releasing some of my works (some from school, some from 
elsewhere) under some Creative Commons licenses. However, I felt that 
the deed didn't do enough to explain the rights, responsibilities and 
ramifications of violating the license agreement (I am talking about the 
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license) (my friends are dumb and I needed to 
make a clear explanation of how dumb it would be to breach the agreement).

So, I basically made an explanation of the license and how it works. 
This can be found at the link below.


After awhile, as I fixed parts of the explanation, it began to look like 
it could be useful to other people. So I decided to publish it to these 
lists to get some feedback on it, and also in case someone needed to 
explain to someone else how to use the license, they could just show 
them my explanation.

I have released my explanation of the license under the Creative Commons 
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License. There are also a few extra 
requirements (see the underlined sections of my copyright notice at the 
bottom of the page linked to above).

In my explanation, I focused more on the ramifications of violating the 
license than I did on ways to follow the license, mainly because I felt 
that Creative Commons Corporation had not done enough itself in 
explaining these ramifications, and also because Creative Commons 
Corporation had focused enough on how to use and follow the license on 
their web page that I did not need to.

If there are any ways that you feel I should change my explanation, 
please email me at:

ryan_mcgregor  <at>  shaw  <dot>  ca

Or of course just publish back to these lists. (I would prefer email 

Anyways, talk to you all later.

Yours Truly,

Ryan McGregor

P.S. At the top of the linked to page, you will notice the problem I 
have been having with my website. Please let me know if you know of a 
solution. This I would prefer you emailing directly to me. Thx!

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