[cc-licenses] How to set properly a license to an offline work?

Mia Garlick mia at creativecommons.org
Sun Mar 26 19:28:29 EST 2006


jonathan, which section of the NonCommercial Guidelines do you think  
authorizes a nonprofit to sell someone's NC-licensed material? I  
would have thought that D(1)(a) pretty clearly prohibits that.

On Mar 26, 2006, at 3:26 PM, Jonathon Blake wrote:

> Jack wrote:
>
>>  I have chosen a BY-NC-SA license, and I suppose the following  
>> text is what
>
> Do you understand _all_ of the issues invloved with using the NC  
> licence?
>
> Have you read _any_ of the guidelines --- both unofficial,
> semi-official, and unofficial -- that have been released/written by
> Creative Commons, or people on the various lists?
>
> You are absolutely sure you want to use CC-BY-NC-SA?
>
> [FWIW, I use that licence, and have run into some major issues with
> how those guidelines appear to define/interpretate "NonCommercial".
> Issues that I would never have expected to encounter.  (For example, a
> non profit organization can sell your material --- without notifying
> you of that fact, much less paying you any royalties. (And yes, I am
> making the assumption that royalites, for commercial usage --such as
> selling prints --- is the reason why you want to go with the NC
> licnece.  ) )
>
> ##########
>
> Greg Lond's message --- Message-ID
> <59467.127.0.0.1.1143076466.squirrel at www.greglondon.com>  --- explains
> why NC is a bad idea. Whilst I do not agree with his reasoning, his
> thesis that as implemented, all of the CC-NC licences are flawed is
> correct.  They do not protect what they appear to be protecting.
>
> xan
>
> jonathon
> --
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> Corrupt conduct is a virtue.
>
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