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  • From: Mike Linksvayer <ml AT>
  • To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] ParaDist Questions
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 14:34:31 -0800

On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 14:06 -0500, Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> The language in the current draft says:
> When You distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or publicly
> digitally perform the Work, You may not impose any technological
> measures on the Work that restrict the ability of a recipient of the
> Work from You to exercise the right granted to them under the
> License.
> Your argument seems to be that this is only really in effect if you
> cannot legally work around it without the possibility of a DMCA
> violation.

That is what I care about. But I may be projecting what I care about
onto the licenses, leading me to misunderstand the latter.

> The argument that Greg London, Terry et al. have been taking is a
> deeper on about parity in access to the technology to run their own
> derivatives on the platforms for which any version was distributed.
> Unless I'm missing something.

That's their argument. Incredibly you managed to state it with about
1/10th of the verbosity it takes them to even warm up. It isn't
something I worry about in any case.


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