[Cc-south-caucasus] Armenia_ALL CC Licenses

Movses Hakobyan movses.hakobyan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 14:03:49 EDT 2009

Dear Diane,
Frankly, there is no way to be in line with Armenian legislation in this
regard because collections and adaptations are treated under the same
definition namely "Derivative Works" under Armenian Law. The problem is that
legally we could not separate them, otherwise to keep license as restricting
derivative works (as for Armenian law) shall mean restrict collections too,
which is contrary to the philosophy of creative commons licenses with ND
element. If you have any suggestion they are really welcome. By the way,
what do you think it is possible to restrict collections (collective works)
as a part of derivative works?

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:01, Diane Peters <diane at creativecommons.org>wrote:

> Dear Movses,
> To follow up on this proposal per the email thread below, I have no
> objections to the structure and am supportive.  My only concerns were that
> (1) this structure needed to legally work under Armenian law, and it appears
> that it does from your emails, and (2) users of the licenses (and courts in
> your jurisdiction, for that matter) are able to understand the structure
> without difficulty.  Your emails suggest this works for the licenses, and so
> I'm supportive of how this has worked out.  I believe we're set!
> Looking forward to seeing the concluded licenses.  Good luck with that
> process, and thanks for your hard work and focus on the intricacies of the
> license porting.
> Diane
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 5:28 AM, Movses Hakobyan <
> movses.hakobyan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Catharina,
>> It is very nice to come to the conclusion with drafting Licenses. I hope
>> in a couple of days I will forward all materials for proofreading.
>> Thank you for expertize
>> Movses
>> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 15:47, Catharina Maracke <
>> catharina at creativecommons.org> wrote:
>>> Dear Movses,
>>> Many thanks for getting back to me on this. Your suggestion sounds fine
>>> to me if this also fits into Armenian law? If you go for this solution,
>>> please make sure that in both licenses including the ND element (BY-ND and
>>> BY-NC-ND) you don't mention the term "derivative work" or "adaptation" in
>>> the license grant or in Section 7) or 8).
>>> Diane, do you have any objections or concerns?
>>> Thank you very much again to all of you.
>>> Catharina
>>>  Dr. Catharina Maracke
>>> catharina at creativecommons.org
>>> On Jun 22, 2009, at 2:12 PM, Movses Hakobyan wrote:
>>> Dear Catharina,
>>> I see we are in the final stage, and just the last question: what do you
>>> think if I take over the structure /solution from BY-ND Unported version as
>>> below? Is this OK? So, first goes definition of Adaptation that includes
>>> "derivative work" (only for the purpose of this License) then "collection"
>>> that  will not be considered asan Adaptation and so on.
>>> Movses
>>> *1. Definitions*
>>>    1. *"Adaptation"* means a work based upon the Work, or upon the Work
>>>    and other pre-existing works, such as a translation, adaptation, derivative
>>>    work, arrangement of music or other alterations of a literary or
>>>    artistic work, or phonogram or performance and includes cinematographic
>>>    adaptations or any other form in which the Work may be recast, transformed,
>>>    or adapted including in any form recognizably derived from the original,
>>>    except that a work that constitutes a Collection will not be considered an
>>>    Adaptation for the purpose of this License. For the avoidance of doubt,
>>>    where the Work is a musical work, performance or phonogram, the
>>>    synchronization of the Work in timed-relation with a moving image
>>>    ("synching") will be considered an Adaptation for the purpose of this
>>>    License.
>>>    2. *"Collection"* means a collection of literary or artistic works,
>>>    such as encyclopedias and anthologies, or performances, phonograms or
>>>    broadcasts, or other works or subject matter other than works listed in
>>>    Section 1(f) below, which, by reason of the selection and arrangement
>>>    of their contents, constitute intellectual creations, in which the Work is
>>>    included in its entirety in unmodified form along with one or more other
>>>    contributions, each constituting separate and independent works in
>>>    themselves, which together are assembled into a collective whole. A work
>>>    that constitutes a Collection will not be considered an Adaptation (as
>>>    defined above) for the purposes of this License.
>>> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 17:46, Catharina Maracke <
>>> catharina at creativecommons.org> wrote:
>>>> Dear Movses,
>>>> Many thanks for your reply! I think your suggestion sounds fine and we
>>>> should go ahead. As mentioned, it would be important to clearly separate
>>>> collections and adaptations (or any other appropriate term for "adaptation"
>>>> depending on local Copyright law) so that we can clarify that both ND
>>>> licenses (BY-ND and BY-NC-ND) don't allow for derivative works but still
>>>> allow to distribute and publicly perform the work including as incorporated
>>>> in collections.
>>>> My apologies for not being aware of this earlier - sometimes some final
>>>> questions only come up at the very last minute.
>>>> Could you revise the licenses and send back to us for final
>>>> proofreading?
>>>> Thank you very much.
>>>> Catharina
>>>>  Dr. Catharina Maracke
>>>> catharina at creativecommons.org
>>>>  On Jun 16, 2009, at 2:17 PM, Movses Hakobyan wrote:
>>>> Dear Catharina,
>>>> Back to our discussions on the first license BY-NC-SA, I made
>>>> "derivative work" to include both adaptations and collections based on the
>>>> provisions of Armenian Copyright Law. At that time we agreed to follow that
>>>> formulation to be in line with Law at least for this point. However, in
>>>> order to find optimal solution I separated adaptations and collections
>>>> within "derivative work" definition to address them separately in the
>>>> wording of License.
>>>> So, on this point, what I can suggest (BY-ND License) is:
>>>>    1. Keep two definitions (Adaptation and Collection) intact but
>>>>    remove the note on derivative work (Section 1.a) as it is appeared in
>>>>    Unported version (BY-ND License).
>>>>    2. Distinguish Collections from Adaptations (instead of derivative
>>>>    work- As you suggested-Am I right?) with mentioning -"for the purpose of
>>>>    this license".
>>>>    3. And finally implement all abovementioned only in BY-ND license.
>>>> I am looking for your reply
>>>> Thank you
>>>> Movses
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