[cc-licenses] CC0 beta/discussion draft launch

Evan Prodromou evan at prodromou.name
Thu Jan 17 08:58:29 EST 2008


On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 19:20 -0800, Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> CC0[http://creativecommons.org/projects/cczero] is a Creative Commons
> project designed to promote and protect the public domain by 1) enabling
> authors to easily waive their copyrights in particular works and to
> communicate that waiver to others, and 2) providing a means by which
> any person can assert that there are no copyrights in a particular work,
> in a way that allows others to judge the reliability of that assertion.

I have a few questions:

     1. How is CC0 distinct from the previous Public Domain Dedication?
     2. What will be the future of the Public Domain Dedication
        mechanism as CC0 goes to its "release version"?
     3. What is the advantage of the "CC0" brand over the previous
        Public Domain Dedication? Is it a sufficient advantage to
        justify any confusion in people's minds about the two projects?
     4. How will CC0 be positioned next to the six core licenses? Will
        it be an option on the license chooser?

Thanks,

-Evan



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