[cc-licenses] Changing the CC-license

Karl Ebener myonlyb at vollbio.de
Sun Mar 19 12:24:30 EST 2006


tnx again. I did not find the policies-page earlier.

To make it clear for me:

1. LICENSE: "Except where noted otherwise below in our Trademark 
Policy, all content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons 
Attribution license. We do not assert a copyright in the text of our 
licenses. Modified versions of our licenses, however, should not be 
labeled as 'Creative Commons' licenses."
=> the license text is NOT under the Attribution license (?! because 
of "do not assert copyright in the text of our licenses"), I may 
change the license text but I have to

  a. Remove the images of Creative Commons and
  b. Remove all hints to Creative Commons
  c. I may link to creativecommons.org if I make it clear that this 
is not a CC license but a derivate.

2. BUTTONS: "Creative Commons License Buttons: The Creative Commons 
buttons that describe a key term of our license, such as BY, NC, ND, 
SA, Sampling, Sampling Plus and Noncommercial Sampling Plus may only 
be used in the context of pointing to a Creative Commons license on 
the Creative Commons server that includes that license term or to 
otherwise describe the Creative Commons license, that includes that 
license term and that applies to a particular work."
=> I cannot use the buttons since I won't use a license that is on 
the homepage as such.

Is that right?

Thank you very much!!


At 00:41 19.03.2006, you wrote:
>yes, as peter & greg have been explaining the "license" regarding the
>use & alteration of CC licenses and the use of the CC name & license
>icons is set out in our policies page: http://creativecommons.org/
>policies and as you can see from our site, everything on the site is
>licensed BY except where "otherwise noted" - our licenses & logos
>being that which is otherwise noted....
>On Mar 18, 2006, at 8:57 AM, Adam Fields wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 11:44:55AM -0500, Greg London wrote:
> > [...]
> >> You can make a derivative license. The license on the license allows
> >> for that. That part is under copyright law.
> >>
> >> But it is trademark law that prohibits you from using the trademark
> >> "Creative Commons" in identifying your derived license as a CC
> >> license.
> >>
> >> So, yes, you will have to call it something else.
> >
> > Ah, that makes sense.
> >
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