[cc-licenses] [Cc-icommons] use of CC Deed icons in copyright statements

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Fri Mar 3 13:43:45 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 21:46 +0100, Alek Tarkowski wrote:
> So I've been thinking about possible solutions and I remember reading on 
> the cc-licenses list that an abbreviation might be acceptable: for 
> instance CC BY-NC-SA 2.5. That does save space, especially in languages 
> like mine, where words are long.
> But a friend of mine has suggested the use of the four deed icons 
> instead of words - the way MozCC does that for webpages.

>From my totally uninformed perspective the key is that a license notice
be unambiguous.  CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 or CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 PL are.  MozCC
allows you to see the unambiguous license reference with one click.  A
newspaper could include a key describing the icons elsewhere.

Tangentially future license buttons may include license property icons
or BY/NC/ND/SA equivalents for each license and I do want to get rid of
untranslatable graphics apart from the CC logo on future deeds, as
several have mentioned in this thread.

  Mike Linksvayer

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