[cc-licenses] honest mistake leading to termination

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Aug 12 09:06:43 EDT 2006


On Saturday 12 August 2006 05:31 am, wiki_tomos at inter7.jp wrote:
> Termination
>
> This is not specific to the Generic 3.0 license.
>
> I have seen many people making use of others'
> license works, and came to believe that understanding
> and properly following a license is no easy task.
>
> And if "any breach," even an inadvertent mistake
> that is quickly retracted or corrected, will cause
> "atomatic termination," that is not quite user-friendly.
>
> The ongoing drafting of GPL v.3 includes a proposed
> change in its condition for termination. It tries to
> be less harsh on violations.
>
> See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html (current version)
> and
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/gpl-draft-2006-07-27.html (draft for
> the upcoming version 3).
>
> Creative Commons encompass really a wide range of
> works and usage environments compared to a software
> license such as GPL, I think. In a new environment,
> there might be some uncertainty regarding what
> constitutes license compliance and what constitutes
> license violation, even for those who understand
> complex copyright and other laws, and read
> license word to word. An honest mistake, some of
> them corrected quickly, under that kind of uncertainty
> should be able to keep licensee status in my opinion.

This is a very good point. It could use further discussion.
>
>
>
> Tomos

all the best,

drew (who is way behind on email after a short vacation.)
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