[open-science] [Open-access] February 25 is [[Copyright transfer agreement]] day

Thomas Kluyver takowl at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 15:10:48 UTC 2012

On 26 February 2012 11:05, Daniel Mietchen
<daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Could it be that Alex didn't have the right to release the video under
> CC0 if it was produced using the Xtranormal software, even though he
> paid for using it?

Regrettably, it looks like that's the case. Note that it's not just
produced using Xtranormal software, it's produced using their
characters, scenes, animations, and voices. I imagine all those
elements are subject to copyright, so you only have what rights they
grant you:

"As a Commercial User, you are granted a limited, non-exclusive,
revocable, non-transferable right to create, display, use, play and
download Xtranormal Videos during the Term and within the Scope of

Clearly that grant isn't sufficient to release the result as CC0.


More information about the open-science mailing list