[cc-licenses] Attribution: please do not allow licensors to forbid accurate credit

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Sun Sep 15 12:47:04 EDT 2013


Hello,
Section 3(a)(3) of CC-by-nc-sa-v4.0draft4 states:

[...]
>      3. If requested by the Licensor, You must remove any of the
>         information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) if reasonably
>         practicable.
[...]

where information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) is basically
the names of the authors and others designated to receive attribution,
copyright notices, disclaimers, and a URI.

I understand that this clause is planned for all CC-v4.0 licenses.

Personally, I still believe this requirement fails to meet
the Debian Free Software Guidelines.  See my previous message [1]
about this same issue in draft2.

[1] http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/cc-licenses/2012-August/007118.html

I once again recommend to entirely drop this clause from CC-v4.0
licenses, or, at least, to amend it so that it says:

|  3. If requested by the Licensor, You must remove any inaccurate
|     or misleading information required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) if
|     reasonably practicable.

I really hope this suggestion may be implemented in the final
text of CC-v4.0 licenses.


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