Re: Creative Commons 3.0 Public draft -- news and questions
Francesco Poli wrote:
No, that's specifically something that you can do. We recommended that
they only allow requesting a removal from authorship credits, not from
anywhere in the book. So, if you took a novel I wrote and published an
annotation called: "Wuthering Heights, from a neo-nazi Perspective", and
put "by Francesco Poli and Evan Prodromou", I could reasonably ask to be
removed from the authorship credits. However, within the book you could
say, "What Evan means here is..." and "When Evan wrote this book..." and
Well, it prohibits an entire class of derivative works: the ones that
(accurately) credit the author of the original work!
As I said elsewhere: I can release an annotate version of a CC-licensed
novel, but I could be forbidden to accurately acknowledge the authorship
of the novel I comment on!
Don't you feel it's awkward?
I don't care about awkward. I care about DFSG-compatible.
I have to ask: you read the summary that we sent to CC several times and
gave many helpful comments and suggestions. Did you not see the
recommendation in the summary on this issue, or has your opinion changed
since the summary came out?
I think that forcing modifiers to hide the origin of the work is
My understanding is that "to the extent practicable" means that you
don't have to do anything if it's going to be an extreme pain in the
can. So, changing the author credit on a Web page, say, is practicable,
but changing the credit on a broadcast TV show that already aired is not.
Moreover, there's another aspect that concerns me: I'm compelled to
credit the author of the original work (see clause 4(d) of
CC-by-sa-nc-v3draft0808060) until I receive a request to purge such
Does this mean that I must take action upon request, even after the
derivative work has been released, and re-release a revised version?
What if I do not have enough time to do that?