[cc-licenses] Subject: Re: Version 3.0 - List Discussion Responses

rob at robmyers.org rob at robmyers.org
Mon Oct 2 05:58:30 EDT 2006

Quoting MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop>:

> Mia Garlick wrote:
>> On Sep 30, 2006, at 12:59 PM, Rob Myers wrote:
>> > - DRM cannot be added to CC licensed work for private use.
> [...]
>> > The first point is a breach of both the DFSG and the FSD. More
>> > importantly it is a breach of Fair Use. It is therefore unacceptable
>> > both for Free Software and more importantly for Free Culture.
>> in relation to the first point, please see line 6 on page 2 of the
>> comments posted to the list back on September 8: http://
>> lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/cc-licenses/2006-September/004027.html
> I have no web connection at this time. What is line 6 of page 2?

The relevent section is (in order of "topic", "comment" and "response",
formatted horizontally in the document):

Parallel Distribution Amendment

Debian is just asking that creators have
the right to port works to the platform
and formats that they choose, while
ensuring the rights of downstream uses
to copy, modify and distribute
(emphasis added).

One needs to be extremely careful in
the terminology used when
discussing this issue.  Creators (CC
licensors) have the right to put their
content on a DRM platform and a
non-DRM platform, under a CC
license or not.  The relevant issue
here is whether a licensee, who may
or may not be a creator, can do

- Rob.

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