[okfn-discuss] Creative Commons NonCommercial and NoDerivatives Discussion

Everton Zanella Alvarenga everton.alvarenga at okfn.org
Tue Dec 18 11:29:48 UTC 2012

2012/12/18 Bastien <bzg at altern.org>:
> Aaron Wolf <wolftune at gmail.com> writes:
>> Furthermore, while not important, there's a terrible tendency for
>> people to be annoyed about someone making money even when they had no
>> inclination to make any money themselves.
> This tendency may exist, but I observe another one: the tendency to
> reject commercial use from people who absolutely don't give a sh*it
> about copyright, freedom and the free culture.
> This I experimented myself.  Someone sells copies of articles I did
> share under CC-by.  This person just does not care about the content,
> about freedom or whatever.
> So in that case, I'm angry.  Some people anticipate this and don't
> want to be angry, which is quite understandable.

If he does give attribution to you, he does care about copyrights. He
may not just be an activist supporting what we, OKFN, do, which is
completely fine.

If someone is paying your articles and you are annoyed and angry, you
can use the Non-commertial restriction or, as Aaron suggests, the
Share Alike term, which will force this person to contribute to the
commons as well and I think there is a high probability if it is a
derivative work with commertial purposes, this person will not want to
make his own work free, and possibly will look for other resources.

Here is an interesting case study


It is a pity Pilgrim remove his text "The point".



Everton Zanella Alvarenga (also Tom)
Open Knowledge Foundation Brasil

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