Question: What does sublicense mean?
peter.brink at brinkdata.se
Wed Apr 6 10:22:21 EDT 2005
drew Roberts skrev:
> : a license granted by a licensee that grants some or all of the rights (as to
> a patent) acquired under the original license"
> Fine, but in context, doesn't the "all of the rights" part happen
> automatically as part of the original license?
Yes - that is covered by the License Grant (item 3 in the license).
> If I release a work CC BY, the people who get the work and the rights from me
> cannot give the work to others with those same rights? That makes no sense.
They cannot both distribute a work under a) the same license *and* b)
sublicense the work under different terms.
When you distribute a work licensed under a CC license you are *not*
issuing a new license, you are merely making the work available under
the very same license you yourself has made use of.
When you distribute a derivative work you do issue a new license.
More information about the cc-licenses