[cc-licenses] CreativeCommons.org clarification on CC-BY section 4.a? (was Compatibility of Attribution license with Trialware)

drew Roberts zotz at 100jamz.com
Fri Oct 6 08:51:43 EDT 2006


On Friday 06 October 2006 07:22 am, LinuxLala wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On 10/6/06, Melissa Cotano <melcotano at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I understand that because the software would expire after a given period
> > of time this might infringe on CC-BY section 4.a (the images are embedded
> > in the binary.) So what if I also install those images in a separate
> > folder on the user's PC. They would also be accessible at anytime.
> >
> > Would this by comply with the license?
>
> I am not too sure about this. But here's a thought: I think you can comly
> with the license if you make the Images available for download seperately.
>
> If you bind the screensaver and the images together as one zip (equivalent
> compressed file) file, then you are practically forcing your screensaver on
> people who only want the CC images, and this is a probable violation. 

Are you sure you think that? Wouldn't that be the same as if someone included 
shots of someone else's BY-SA artwork in a BY-SA movie and then claiming that 
they would have to make the original artwork available?

> So, 
> if the screensaver and the images are seperately available, then you'd be
> safe.
>
> IANAL though.
>
> --Shashank
> linuxlala.net

all the best,

drew
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