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  • From: "Greg London" <email AT>
  • To: "Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts" <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] Color-coding, was Re: Getting to Version 3.0
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 19:55:09 -0400 (EDT)

if you took ROYGBIV, flipped it around
to reverse the order, then you'd have
something that is mneumonically memorable
*and* maps so that copyleft is physically
left of copyright.


Violet = Public Domain
Indigo = Attribution
Green = Copyleft
Yellow = NonCommercial
Orange = NoDerivative
Red = All Rights Reserved

EULA's and the like can be infrared

You could have vertical color bars
as the logo, and it would map the terms
to their context in several different ways.

I'm one license short to fill up the color
bars, though. Don't know what to put for blue.


> "Free" licenses have cool colors (say):
> GREEN = free / non-copyleft
> BLUE = free copyleft
> While "non-free" licenses have hot colors:
> YELLOW = Non-Commercial
> ORANGE = Non-derivative (& NC-ND)
> RED = More restrictive licenses (e.g. EULAs)

Bounty Hunters: Metaphors for Fair IP laws

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