[cc-licenses] Understanding the 2.5 ShareAlike license

James WY. Lee iamjimy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 01:19:44 EST 2005

I know 2.0 and 2.5 is really same...
content is not changed.
sorry, mt english is bad...:(
in korea, so, we have no 2.5 korean version. we use 2.0 korean version.

2005/12/14, Jessica Rasku <jrasku at armispiansystems.ca>:
> Andrew MacNeill wrote:
> > On 12/13/05, Andrew MacNeill <akselsoft at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Hey all - my podcast show is cc'd with a
> >>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/
> >>
> >>I had someone ask me "can I burn this to CD and sell the CDs?"
> Brief answer is Yes.
> >>And I was unsure of how to answer.
> >>
> >>They were also asking about the legitimacy of offering to sell the
> >>downloads (even though it's available for free on my site)
> Again the answer is yes.  (get legal advice if you want to be sure)
> >>The license says:
> >>You are free:
> >>
> >>    * to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
> >>    * to make derivative works
> >>    * to make commercial use of the work
> >>
> >>
> >>but then says
> >>If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute
> >>the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
> It is talking about licensing not distribution.  You are free to change
> distribution method at any time unless it's specificially prohibited (I
> don't believe that any cc license involves that).
> >>So how would one make commercial use of the license?
> Just go and do it.  I would like to make use of an image from a video on
> the creativecommons.ca (I think) site, I need to find what the license
> for that video is, I also want to use the text of it as well.  I want to
> make T-Shirts.  As I understand it, (and this is sketchy territory) if I
> do so at cost to myself, then it's not considered commercial use.  If I
> were to donate the proceeds again not comercial use.  But if I sold the
> T-Shirts that cost me $5.00 at $20.00 and kept all the money it would be
> commercial use.  I had to read the nc (I believe that's the code) legal
> license to find this out, and it's worth doing before putting your work
> out there.
> >>Can anyone help explain that to mee?
> I hope that helps you.  I'm new to this, so I may be way off base.
>                                                        Jessica
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