[cc-community] CCplus Standard License Agreement?

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Mon Sep 15 20:02:15 EDT 2008

On Monday 15 September 2008 19:05:05 Terry Hancock wrote:
> drew Roberts wrote:
> > On Monday 15 September 2008 15:15:59 Roland Alton-Scheidl wrote:
> >> Additionally, we would also like to offer immediate rights clearing for
> >> those, who need a commercial license of a work, which is published under
> >> a CC-nc condition only.
> >
> > Why can you not do something similar for cc BY-SA too?
> I'd just like to second that. Note that there should be no
> special-handling requirement between By-NC, By-NC-SA, By-ND, By-NC-ND,
> and By-SA! All five could be offered under the same licensing option
> (which would remove NC, SA, and ND requirements for the one user), so
> it's no extra work for you (you just have to permit all five types of
> work to be submitted).
> >> Shouldn't we have a generic commercial license agreement for CCplus,
> >> which is valid after a payment has been made, derived from a CC-by
> >> license?
> I gather that you mean "derived in such a way as to apply to only one
> person?" I'm not absolutely certain that's possible without some major
> rewriting (I wonder if a simpler single-user license would do the job
> better?).
> >> Any other proposals for a generic CCplus license?
> YES. I would like to see a "Buy for the Commons" option: the author can
> choose an amount for which they would be willing to release the work
> By-SA for everyone. Once that's paid, the work is free.

> You should leave the actual fund raising mechanism up to the project
> making the purchase (there are 3rd party services for doing this part).
> This would allow a sufficiently interested commons project to purchase
> the rights to a work for inclusion in a By-SA distribution, thus
> actually moving NC works into the commons, for a given price. This would
> be a fantastic asset to the community, IMHO, and a much bigger deal than
> being able to make individual rights purchases.

I have been waiting for a long time now for this process to take on some 
formal life.
> Cheers,
> Terry

all the best,


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