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

Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts cc-licenses at lists.ibiblio.org
Tue Oct 3 22:23:19 EDT 2006


Evan wrote:

> You seem fairly convinced of the imminence of this scenario, but it's
> not

For some types of data distribution, that scenario has already occurred.

Let me rephrase that.
DRM-Monopolistic Dave exists in the right-here-right-now, and claiming a 
fee from both the users of the content, and the content providers. 
Adding insult to injury, content-providers provide content only at the 
personal whim of DRM-Monopolistic Dave.

The real questions are:

* Should CC-BY work be allowed on the platform that DRM-Monopolistic 
Dave controls?

* Should CC-BY-SA work be allowed on the platform that DRM-Monopolistic 
Dave controls?

* Should CC-BY-NC work be allowed on the platform that DRM-Monopolistic 
Dave controls? [And/or replace "CC-BY-NC" with "CC-BY-NC-SA" or 
"CC-BY-NC-ND".]

* Should CC-BY-ND work be allowed on the platform that DRM-Monopolistic 
Dave controls?

If the answer to all of the questions is "yes", then the entire 
discussion is pointless.

If the answer to any of those questions is "no", then what is needed is:
* Does the CC Licence prohibit the action?
* If it does not, then how should the clause be phrased, that will 
prohibit the action?

FWIW, DRM-Monopolistic Dave's platform is, using Debian Legal's 
definition, "non-free".

xan

jonathon



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