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  • From: Francesco Poli <invernomuto AT>
  • To: cc-licenses <cc-licenses AT>
  • Subject: [cc-licenses] ETM: please explicitly allow parallel distribution
  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:42:58 +0200

Section 2(a)(5)B of CC-by-nc-sa-v4.0draft4 states:

> B. No downstream restrictions. You may not offer or impose
> any additional or different terms or conditions on, or
> apply any Effective Technological Measures to, the
> Licensed Material or Adapted Material that restrict
> exercise of the Licensed Rights by any such recipient.

The last part is the infamous anti-DRM (or anti-ETM, if you prefer)
clause, the most controversial part of CC-v3.0 licenses.
I understand that this is planned to be included in all CC-v4.0
It seems that the differences between draft3 and draft4 are
not big: once again, I strongly recommend to *explicitly* allow
parallel distribution.

See my previous messages [1][2] about this issue in draft2 and


I really hope parallel distribution may be explicitly allowed
in the final text of CC-v4.0 licenses.

New GnuPG key, see the transition document!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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