[cc-licenses] Version 4:0:Rebranding "noncommercial" to "commercial rights reserved"

Frances Pinter frances at pinter.org.uk
Fri Apr 13 12:55:09 EDT 2012

I wonder whether the difficulty may be in trying to express too much in one
very short term. Noncommercial has suffered because it means so many things
to so many people, and not a lot to many folks for whom it is confusing in
the first place. Of course, we are all looking at this with different
objectives in mind - which is also an issue.


On 13/04/2012 17:31, "Heather Morrison" <hgmorris at sfu.ca> wrote:

> "Commercial rights reserved" does not mean the same thing as "noncommercial".
> Noncommercial includes the concept that a work is meant to be primarily or
> entirely outside of the commercial realm rather than the creator reserving
> commercial rights.
> Some of us would like to broaden the part of our world that is not thought of
> in commercial terms - including many instances where people are paid for their
> work. 
> best,
> Heather Morrison
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