Re: New 'Public Domain' Licence
On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 04:48:57PM -0700, Sean Kellogg wrote:
> > In other words, "for their own good", Congress removed people's right to
> > license their own creations however they see fit; they restricted freedom
> > to "preserve it". And as expected, it backfires as soon as an unexpected
> > situation arises--such as people honestly wanting to give their creation
> > to the world, for free, guaranteeing that the work will always remain
> > under those terms.
> Yes... because SO many works are released directly into the Public Domain...
Lots of works are placed under permissive licenses.
> You sound like a corporate lawyer... they would love nothing more than for
> the freedom of contract to be absolute. Imagine situations where you sign
> away 1st amendment speech rights to get a job, or maybe whistle-blower
> protections. Oh yes, it would truly be a brave new world if your way of
> thinking ruled the day.
Or your way of thinking: "give up freedom to protect freedom". Right.
Brave new world.