March 06, 2006

Problems With Creative Commons

Alex Bosworth writes about how Creative Commons is broken. He makes many good points.

My second question was towards the provision in many Creative Commons licenses that indicates content may not be used for 'Commercial Use'. I asked, what is Commercial Use? Does reposting to a blog that has ads violate the copyright license? Larry Lessig's answer was basically, "I don't know". The reason why is that these things are vague and untested. There are no definitive answers to this question of what is a commercial use.

Posted by steev at March 6, 2006 03:06 PM

CC are preparing a document to define the term "NonCommercial". It's quite thorough, and has been posted on the license-discuss mailing list for discussion.

Posted by: Rob Myers at March 6, 2006 03:31 PM
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