[okfn-discuss] Creative Commons NonCommercial and NoDerivatives Discussion

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Mon Dec 17 19:52:38 UTC 2012

I hate to say this, but I'm not persuaded by calls to abolish these

Creative Commons is providing alternative options to All Rights Reserved.
It's the copyright holders who have say over how things are licenced. If we
as a community feel that ND and NC are too restrictive, then we should
engage with the rights holder.

I have found these non-open licences to be excellent stepping stones to a
more open world. Some artists, producers and publishers are simply too
scared and moving directly from All Rights Reserved to CC-BY is too far of
a shift. However, if they use CC-BY-NC for a few years and begin to hear
complaints, they tend to shift.

On 18 December 2012 06:09, Everton Zanella Alvarenga <
everton.alvarenga at okfn.org> wrote:

> Timothy Vollmer, December 17th, 2012
> In the last few months there has been quite a bit of discussion about
> what CC should do about the non-free licenses. Some have called for
> Creative Commons to retire or otherwise change the way we offer
> licenses containing the NonCommercial and NoDerivatives conditions
> because those licenses do not create a true commons of open content
> that everyone is free to use, redistribute, remix, and repurpose.
> These suggestions have been made by the Students for Free Culture,
> QuestionCopyright.org, the Open Knowledge Foundation, and others.
> Continue here: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/35773
> Tom
> --
> Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
> Open Knowledge Foundation Brasil
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