[cc-licenses] CC:BY ... lost in translation?

Michael Tiemann tiemann at redhat.com
Wed Nov 15 07:26:02 EST 2006


On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 02:08 -0500, Evan Prodromou wrote:

> The licensor cannot require the licensee to include a logo, a "linkback"
> URL that's not about copyright, a particular formatting style (color,
> font), a motto ("Become an editor"), placement of credit on a Web site
> or in a book, or any of the other credit requirements that some
> licensors want.

This is absolutely key the question I'm trying to answer.  If there is
somewhere in the law that makes it clear that the licensor cannot
require the licensee to include a logo or a linkback, I've got a very
strong case to present to some folks who think that's a legitimate form
of attribution.

M




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