CC-BY : "clarification letter" ?
I just had a thought, regarding the CC-BY license. It looks like the
license is "essentially free", except that there are some vague points
that would allow it to be misused.
Can this be fixed by just adding a "clarification letter"? What I mean is,
I publish something using the CC-BY license, and I attach a letter to
clarify how I read the license.
The letter could just clarify that (1) the author names don't have to
be prominent, (2) the license does not interfere with fair-use rights
(e.g. quoting you on a bibliography) and (3) CC is not a party to the
It seems like a simple and expedient solution.
How would you feel about that?
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