[Foundation-l] [cc-licenses] [Commons-l] Requirements for a strong copyleft license

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Tue Dec 4 13:37:03 UTC 2007

On Dec 4, 2007 12:04 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007 11:53 AM, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> > If you take my cc-by-sa image and modify it, I insist that your modified
> > version be made available under cc-by-sa.  If you merely use my image
> > *near* something else, then I do not insist that your entire work be
> > made available under cc-by-sa, because I do not believe that your
> > newspaper article is a "derivative work" of my photograph.
> > (There can be edge cases, of course, but they are a bit difficult to
> > construct.)
> > A desire for "strong copyleft" should not lead us into overly expansive
> > claims of copyright on interactions that do not actually constitute the
> > making of a derivative work.
> Jimmy, intentionally or not you're addressing a strawman.   No one
> *here* has advocated that any copyleft license would only permit you
> to use a covered work if everything 'near' it is freely licensed, as
> such it's not helpful to refute that position.
FWIW, I've advocated that position, but there's no need to refute my
extreme views. :)

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