[cc-licenses] Creative Commons & Copyleft question?

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 14:52:17 EDT 2006


Hello Terry,

On 8/28/06, Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com> wrote:
>
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> >  What I'm wondering is, if an image or video is made copylefted by
> >  licensing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license, then.... if a
> >  webpage were to embed (and NOT just simply link to) such an image or
> >  video, then would it become copylefted too?... and, in other words,
> >  would the webpage become licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA
> >  license too?
> >
> >  If I were talking about the GNU GPL, I believe the answer would be
> >  "yes". And if I were talking about the GNU LGPL, then I believe the
> >  answer would be "no". But I'm not sure what the Creative Commons
> >  BY-SA license does in this situation.
>
> Actually, I think the answer might be "no" for all three, but it's
> certainly
> "no" for the CC-By-SA.
>
> I realize that you are arguing from analogy with shared-object library
> linkages -- but I don't think it's all that clear legally that the GPL's
> copyleft can include images in an HTML page. Even though HTML pages
> appear to "contain" images, the images are separate files. Also, were this
> required, GPL webpages could become quite useless due to the lack of
> compatibly licensed images (then again, maybe that's why it's not a
> popular
> license for webpages).
>

If the answer is "no", then will the CC 3.0 contain anything like that?  I.e.,
where embedding a BY-SA image or video into a webpage, via the HTML <img>,
<embed>, or <object> elements, would make that webpage a "derivative work"
and make it become BY-SA too?


See ya

-- 
    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

    developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
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