[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Fri Jan 23 15:06:33 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Robert Rohde <rarohde at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 5:22 AM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
> <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think it is useful to note that even in countries where
> > moral rights are inalienable, there is a requirement of
> > "originality" and "creative effort".
> <snip>
> It is not strictly true that all countries require "creativity", some
> jurisdictions (notably the UK) tend to use copyright to protect the
> expenditure of effort involved regardless of whether the work is
> creative.  In other words, the rights follow from the fact that
> someone expended time and effort in creating the publication, and do
> not necessarily require that the publication contains an original
> creative expression.

Isn't this just an economic right which can be waived or traded in a broad
range of circumstances, though?  The individual workers who collected names
for the phone book or fixed the typos therein don't get their names listed
as "authors", do they?

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