[cc-licenses] Time limited CC licenses for version 4.0?

Javier Candeira javier at candeira.com
Fri Dec 23 02:34:34 EST 2011


On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM, Gregor Hagedorn
> <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The idea is to apply it to the condition, not the license. Limiting
>> the license would fall back to standard copyright = no publicly
>> licensed re-use.
>
> Yes, the title of this thread is confusing.  These shouldn't be
> referred to as time-limited licenses.
>
> A license is a grant of permission.
>
> These are more like time-activated licenses than time-limited ones.

Agreed. I also question the need for new licenses.

I can publish my work with a note that says: "if you receive this work
before date X, it's cc-by-nc, and if it's after date X, it's
cc-by-sa". We don't need new licenses. At most, we need new deeds, if
at all.

Just two cents.

Javier Candeira


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