[cc-licenses] Alex Bosworth: "Creative Commons Is Broken"

Mia Garlick mia at creativecommons.org
Tue Mar 7 12:40:15 EST 2006

how to implement this is a big and important question. the current  
thinking is that, as mike mentioned, we build a wizard and let people  
work through it & then give us feedback as to whether they believe  
that the wizard is accurate as to what is & is not a commercial use.  
once we have this feedback then we can further develop the  
guidelines. ultimately, they would be incorporated as a link to the  
license generator & the commons deed as a illustrative guidelines -  
this way, licensors could view them when applying the license to  
their work & users could view them when using a CC-licensed work &  
thus, the guidelines would form a basis for the bargain between the  

as i think we've mentioned, the purpose is not to impose a rigid  
standard but to set out some parameters that deal with some of the  
easier cases....

On Mar 7, 2006, at 3:45 AM, Per I. Mathisen wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Mia Garlick wrote:
>> so people criticising CC for a vague definition of NonCommercial is
>> wearing a little thin with me. for 9 months we worked on some
>> guidelines to try to encapsulate what the different communities
>> understood "NonCommercial" to mean....a discussion draft of the
>> guidelines was posted on January 10, 2006; see: http://
>> creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5752.
> So is this meant to end up in a revised NC license where these  
> things are
> clarified? If not, what legal force would such guidelines have?
> The big problem with NC is that it is a legal minefield, not a  
> moral one.
>   - Per
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