[okfn-discuss] Creative Commons NonCommercial and NoDerivativesDiscussion

Miller, Andrew (ELS-OXF) andrew.miller at elsevier.com
Tue Dec 18 12:39:42 UTC 2012

How would a private individual, perhaps without much money,
realistically 'go after' such transgressors?


Andrew Miller


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On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Bastien <bzg at altern.org> wrote:

Aaron Wolf <wolftune at gmail.com> writes:


	This I experimented myself.  Someone sells copies of articles I
	share under CC-by.  This person just does not care about the
	about freedom or whatever.
	So in that case, I'm angry.  Some people anticipate this and
	want to be angry, which is quite understandable.

Preparing for this is a fundamental aspect of Openness (OKD,  ODD,
etc.). If you attach CC-BY to your work (or an equivalent software
licence) you have to accept, and possibly - as I do  take delight in,
other people using your work for any legal purpose. They don't have to
ask your permission, they don't have to feed back. I guess that there
are hundreds of people using my code without my knowledge and some are
selling it. As long as they keep my name on it that's OK. If they strip
my name I am angry and if I find out I'll go after them. If they strip
my name and replace it by theirs I will be very very angry.  

That's the contract. I and many others believe it works. It may take
some timeto adjust, but after a while you not only accept but enjoy it.
And because of the widespread *acknowledged* use you will get more
credit. And does third party selling of your work disadvantage you? Very
possibly it enhances you as you are in the best position to create
ongoing extensions. But you need to keep working at it...


Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge

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