[cc-licenses] Proposed Non-Commercial Guidelines

Mia Garlick mia at creativecommons.org
Tue Mar 7 12:43:07 EST 2006

apologies - (1) and (2) should be read to be (a) & (b)....the  
guidelines have been through so many iterations i think this  
numbering referred to an earlier version.

On Mar 7, 2006, at 6:48 AM, Greg London wrote:

>> For reference, the Proposed Non-Commercial Guidelines are here
>> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/cc-licenses/attachments/ 
>> 20060110/02d7a271/NonCommercialGuidelinesclean-0001.pdf
> One thing I noticed is that it appears to be written
> in the form of an "expert system" for an end user, a la:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_system#The_end_user
> which would pose yes/no questions to the user and
> continue down further and further until it hit a point
> where it came to a definitive answer.
> Question 1 appears to be multiple choice, but then
> further reading shows that A,B,C, and D are actually a list
> of "allowable NC users". and the way (i) and (ii) (yes/no)
> are formatted, they appear to be answers to "D", rather than
> then entire question. A simple reformatting will help
> resolve any ambiguity. Put the yes/no near the
> yes/no question, and then have a note that says
> that A-D are examples of allowable NC users.
> A. Nature of the User:
>      (1) Is the user an “allowable NC user” under
>          the noncommercial license condition?
>          (i) No. License violation – this is not a noncommercial use.
>          (ii) Yes. Continue to Question B.
>          "Allowable NC users" include the following:
>           (a) Individual
>           (b) Nonprofit educational institution/library,
>           (c) Nonprofit organization as defined under US1
>               or equivalent law, (together with (1)
>               and (2) “allowable NC users”)
>           (d) A copy shop, ISP or similar service provider
>               who, in the course of providing a service
>               at the direction of the allowable NC user,
>               may exercise a right licensed under the
>               Creative Commons license.
> (hopefully the spacing didn't get mashed in transit.)
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