[Foundation-l] foundation-l Digest, Vol 45, Issue 8

Mike Godwin mnemonic at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 03:19:06 UTC 2007

Gregory Maxwell writes:

>  The CC-By-SA text, which you quoted incompletely, is fairly
> unambiguous: it even goes out of its way to point out that you are
> subject to the copyleft when you combine covered sound or video to
> create a new work
> What is problematic is that the Creative Commons has advised people
> with advice that is at odds with the license.

This is not legally problematic, however it may be a problem for some  
folks otherwise.  The plain language of the CC-BY-SA text would trump  
anyone's attempt to define the license in a way that is at odds with  
the text.  No court would rule otherwise, even if Larry Lessig showed  
up and argued the other side.

I should add that I don't think speculation about the motives or  
thought processes of Creative Commons folks tells me much.  After a  
while, I just look at the plain language of the license in question  
and make my decisions based on that language.


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