[cc-community] publicity rights (was Re: NC/ND)

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Mon Dec 19 18:38:04 EST 2011

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 4:57 AM, drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:
> For instance, I am wary of putting photos of people under a BY-sA license
> which I would be happy to put my other photos under (if they ever make it
> stronger and I was doing until I figured out its weakness) as publicity
> rights and privacy rights are areas in which I do not even come close to my
> poor understanding of copyrights.

I'm sure drew knows this, and not publishing photos including people
under BY-SA is his choice, but FWIW CC licenses simply don't cover
publicity rights, and I don't know how they could. The copyright
licensee may need additional rights beyond what the copyright licensor
has offered. This is mentioned on all CC license deeds and in

If anyone has concrete suggestions as to how such may be better
explained, feel free to send (here, the FAQ's talk page, or as you


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