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

Jonathon Blake jonathon.blake at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 18:20:15 EST 2006

Mia wrote:

> sorry, but i still don't understand this accounting practice of the nonprofits you have worked at.

They all claimed to --- and most of them can produced audited data ---
showing that they adhered to GAAP.

>where is the sale occurring?

This is the non-profit equivelent of "bait and switch" and "premium
incentive selling" rolled into one.  [A fairly profitable branch of
fund raising, for a non-profit organization.]

> how is it optional and yet still a sale & thus getting within a loophole in the guidelines?

The purchaser will claim --- rightfully --- that they purchased the
object.  The non-profit will claim --- rightfullly --- that they did
not sell the object.  [At least, before the spin doctor for the non
profit gets into the act.  How they will describe the transation is
anybody's guess.]

The net effect is that the item is sold, and the stated requirements
of the licence are adhered to.


Ethical conduct is a vice.
Corrupt conduct is a virtue.

Motto of Nacarima.

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