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  • From: jonathon <jonathon.blake AT>
  • To: "Discussion on the Creative Commons license drafts" <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] Lawsuit over Virgin Mobile's and Ethical Use
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 00:30:09 +0000

Charles wrote:

> Now... the problem with putting an "ethical" clause into a license is
> that if you do NOT completely define and explicitly list what the
> rules that make up your "ethical code", then things are completely
> ambiguous.

Even the simplest rule can be ambiguous. Take, for example, the
commandment "Thy shalt not kill" (KJV). Obviously it refers to
people, but what about animals? What about war? Or the death penalty
required if somebody is convicted of a capital crime that is defined
in the Torah?



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