[cc-community] Rant about CC licenses
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Dec 19 07:52:10 EST 2013
On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:06:58 -0500
drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 December 2013 16:37:41 Mitar wrote:
> > So which license allow time their release into public domain?
> Seems like what is needed is a meta licensing framework.
> Work "A" is released now under license X, will pass to license Y on condition
> 1 and then to license Z on condition 2. Etc.
> You could choose any string of licensesand any sort of conditions.
> Non-revocable licenses would of course "accumulate" in this plan. When
> work "A" finally passes to license Z on condition 2, a user would be able to
> use the work under license X, Y, or Z as they saw fit. (Any flaws with this
> logic? Any downsides to such a meta framework being used?
Well you almost never want to "revoke" an old licence, it just makes a
mess. Even if the old licence is "it's mine all mine, bugger off" giving
the option of continuing to use the old licence causes no harm.
The law already provides for a copyright owner to write in such
conditions and for the recipient to be able to consider them a promise if
Your bigger problem is making sure derivatives don't break anywhere
"may use post 2017 as CC-BY"
combined with a second CC-NC-BY work
which is fine
that ought to be mostly ok providing the licences are always moving
towards more freedom and not the reverse.
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