Re: Creative Commons Attribution license element
On 2004-06-09 09:17:45 +0100 Evan Prodromou <email@example.com> wrote:
I just don't think the second paragraph in the trademark box is
binding in any way. After all, Creative Commons (quite wisely) states
that it is not a party to the license. For what reason, then, should
either of the parties be bound by the excessive trademark restriction
It seems it should not be in the licence. I admit, I didn't understand
why it should be part of the licence, from the situation you describe.
Sadly, that doesn't mean that people don't have to comply with the
licence as written. People have added the trademark block to Creative
Commons licences as part of their licence. For example, the subversion
book includes it in their copyright licence at
This bug has spread!
But I think Bob isn't bound by Evil Commons's decree in any way --
neither under trademark law, nor under copyright law, nor under the
license agreement. _Alice_ didn't Bob couldn't use the trademark; Evil
Why isn't he? Complying with CC's trademark terms is a condition of
the licence Alice used. Being someone else's trademark doesn't excuse
Bob from complying with the copyright licence, including agreeing to
use the CC trademark however it is permitted, does it? It's just that
Alice and CC both need to go evil to attack Bob.
My Opinion Only and possibly not of any group I know.
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