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  • From: Evan Prodromou <evan AT>
  • To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] CC:BY ... lost in translation?
  • Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:42:00 -0500

On Wed, 2006-15-11 at 07:26 -0500, Michael Tiemann wrote:

> If there is somewhere in the law that makes it clear that the licensor
> cannot
> require the licensee to include a logo or a linkback, [...]

If the licensor is using a Creative Commons license, they cannot require
a logo or linkback. The license is quite specific in terms of what the
attribution requirements are.

However, US copyright law and other applicable laws don't have the same
limitations. Don't extrapolate the restricted scope of CC licenses to be
some kind of restriction on copyright agreements or licenses in general.

> [...] I've got a very
> strong case to present to some folks who think that's a legitimate form
> of attribution.

No, you have the say-so of a couple of people from a mailing list. If
you need a strong case, you should hire an attorney.


Evan Prodromou <evan AT>

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