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  • From: "Greg London" <email AT>
  • To: "Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts" <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] Pearl Jam trying to limit the time the license applies?
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 02:49:02 -0400 (EDT)

> Of course, it's possible that Pearl Jam doesn't realize this and
> thinks they can retract all copies, but I suspect they probably
> know better. It's not clear to me what the point of doing this
> really is.

I wouldn't be too surprised if they misunderstood that
the license cannot revoke copies that have been distributed.
That has been a misunderstanding that pops up on this list
every once in a while. Some people think they have complete
control to the work adn all its copies. The latest copyright
law abuses around DRM and anti-circumvention would seem
to reflect that this is clearly what some *want* the law to
be, whether it currently grants that or not.

If they want the license to all distributed copies to expire
at a date in the future, then they can't call it a
Creative Commons license, because CC licenses don't work that way.

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