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  • From: "B. Jean" <veille.jus AT>
  • To: Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] can someone check this wrapper for me?
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:32:22 +0200

drew Roberts a écrit :
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On Monday 23 July 2007 09:34 am, B. Jean wrote:
I know that, as well as I know Debian attitude. However, the license is
unadapted for these sorts of works (by example, you don't have right to
publish the content on tv or website — useless for software... It's
real, you can have look : right to use, to copy, to adapt, modify, to
distribute the copy, etc. ; but not to represent) . By the way, note
that the GPL v3 is broader than the v2 ; consequently, theses critics
would disappear

What is this right that the GPL does not provide? When you say represent, is 
that the same as a public performance?
I'm not sure about equivalent, but It should be public performance, but not only. For example, I represent a work if I sing on the Tv : I just give direct access to the work (I've the idea, but the word can be wrong, does somebody can rectify me if necessary ?) ; it's the same on Internet.
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You can't put the work on a web site? People do that all the time with a web 
link to the cvs or other version control system. Or am I misunderstanding you 
big time?
What you can't do, is to display the code on the website. But you can distribute copy of it... I think that characterize software's particularity : you don't need to read the code on the website, the tv, radio, etc. ; you just download it and read it in your private area.

It's ridiculous, but you just don't have this right (conversely, with the GPL v3, you can do " anything with it that, without permission, would make you directly or secondarily liable for infringement under applicable copyright law ". That is broad enough ^^)·

Well, for precision, just have a look on the Rosen's book (his English is better ;-) )


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all the best,


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