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Re: Draft summary of Creative Commons 2.0 licenses (version 3)

On Sat, 2005-19-03 at 21:07 +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:

> I'm not happy about this replacement either. It seems to say that if I
> distribute the Work on a LAN behind a firewall I must also distribute
> the Work once again to the same recipient, but this time on a
> non-firewalled LAN.

I think you're slightly conflating recommendations 3 (allow
access-controlled private distribution) and 4 (Allow distribution of
rights-restricted copies of works if unrestricted copies are also made
available). Only for 4 is there any recommended license text.

Replacement replacement text is of course welcome. B-) Maybe this, for a

        You may not distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, or
        publicly digitally perform the Work with any technological
        measures *that prevent the recipient from exercising the rights
        granted to them by section 8a and section 3 of this License,
        unless you also distribute, publicly display, publicly perform
        or publicly digitally perform the Work for the same recipient
        without those measures.*

In other words, you _can_ control who receives the work, but you can't
control what they do with it, unless you also give them a version that
they can exercise their license rights on.

I find the whole anti-DRM part kinda self-defeating and wrongheaded. Can
I not put a turnstile in my movie theater? Can I not put a lock on the
front door of my art gallery? Can I not use a password on my home


Evan Prodromou

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