[cc-licenses] Creative Commons & Copyleft question?
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 16:01:22 EDT 2006
On 8/28/06, Peter Brink <peter.brink at brinkdata.se> wrote:
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux skrev:
> > 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?
> No. A webpage with embedded images (or any other file) is a "collective
> work". It's a collection several, independent, works. The CC license
> does not require that all the components of a collective work are
> licensed under the same license (or under any license at all). See
> sections 1.a and 4.a.
> > 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?
> AFAIK, the answer is no - and why should it? An embedded image is no
> derivative work, why should we allow for such an extension of the
> licensor's rights?
I know there are people here from many different "camps". But I come from
the point-of-view that the enforcement of copyright law is morally wrong. I
see copyleft as making the world as if copyright law did NOT exist.
I see the spreading of copyleft (in the world we live in) to be a preferred,
because undoes what copyright law forces upon me and others.
(NOTE: I am NOT trying to get into a political or philisophical arguement.
Just trying to explain "why" I'd like to seee such a thing.)
So... that's why I'd like to see such a thing.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
charles @ reptile.ca
supercanadian @ gmail.com
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