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

rob at robmyers.org rob at robmyers.org
Fri Oct 6 09:21:24 EDT 2006

Quoting LinuxLala <linuxlala at gmail.com>:

> 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. So, if
> the screensaver and the images are seperately available, then you'd be safe.

The BY license does not require that you make source available or that the
original work be recoverable from derivative work or systems. It is the Free
Culture equivalent of the original BSD license: you can use the work pretty
much as you like so long as you give the licensor credit. So even making the
work unrecoverable from a binary blob is not a violation of the license 
as long
as that  blob gives credit.

IANAL either though.

- Rob.

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