Dear Lydia, Mathieu, Nicolas and All,
I'm seeking a clarification here to "An answer to Lydia
Pintscher regarding its considerations on Wikidata and CC-0" re the
implications of CC-0 licensing for Wikidata say in comparison with
If CC-0 licensing allows for commercial use -
the creator or a subsequent owner of a work applies CC0 to a work,
the work is no longer his or hers in any meaningful sense under
copyright law. Anyone can then use the work in any way and for any
purpose, including commercial purposes, subject to other laws and
the rights others may have in the work or how the work is used.
Think of CC0 as the "no rights reserved" option
... and, by contrast, CC-4 licensing (say by MIT
OpenCourseWare in its 7 languages, for example, - where its CC-4
licensing allows for "sharing" "adapting" but "non-commercially"),
what would CC-0 Wikidata licensed databases allow for commercially?
Since Wikidata, or Wikisource or Project Wikicite in particular,
for example, are licensed CC-0 licensing option, could (CC)
Bookstores, for example, use this CC-0 licensing, in all 295 of
Wikipedia's languages, for the books in their (online) bookstores?
(Also are there any data, or sister projects, affiliated with
Wikidata that are not CC-0 re https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Lydia_Pintscher_%28WMDE%29/CC-0
CC-0 is functionally equivalent to the public domain. Anything released under CC-0 can be used by anyone for any reason with no conditions whatsoever. For more information see <https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/
>. Since Wikidata’s data is released under CC-0, it can be used by anyone for any reason with no conditions.