[cc-community] Switching my book to a CC licence?

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Sun Dec 2 19:50:48 EST 2007

jonathon wrote:
> In terms of distribution issues, CC-NC-ND is far more hazardous to the
> distributor than CC-NC-SA is. "Share Alike" explicitly allows format
> shifting.  No-Deriviates implicitly prohibits format shifting.

I haven't followed this thread closely so maybe "format shifting" means 
something I don't understand, but you might want to check out the last 
paragraph of section 3 of 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/legalcode :

"The above rights may be exercised in all media and formats whether now 
known or hereafter devised. The above rights include the right to make 
such modifications as are technically necessary to exercise the rights 
in other media and formats, but otherwise you have no rights to make 
Adaptations. Subject to Section 8(f), all rights not expressly granted 
by Licensor are hereby reserved."

 > (Playing the a11y card is the easiest way to prove beyond any shadow
 > of doubt that there is an absolute prohibition of format shifting.)

I do not follow.

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