[fc-uk-discuss] Celebrating appropriation - A freeCulture fanzine.
graham at theseamans.net
Mon Apr 24 11:07:39 BST 2006
MJ Ray wrote:
>It also allows you to make historical work inaccurate by
>demanding removal of *all* mentions of you, forbid distribution
>on certain types of media and - worst of all - attempts to use
>copyright law to create a "super-trademark" for Creative Commons,
>along with a few other interesting lawyerbombs.
I can't see these features in the license linked to above. Admittedly, I
haven't followed the cc discussions, but a quick scan of the archives
shows people complaining that this version of the license does NOT allow
you to demand removals of all mentions of the original author, and
indeed the relevant clause does not seem to be there. Is what you wrote
above really right? If so, do you have a handy url for any more detailed
discussion of these issues (short of trying to read the entire cc
> I'm pretty sure
>that the super-trademark attempt in 7.1 is due to the England
>and Wales team misreading the trademark notice from the generic
>version as part of the licence, just like many CC users do.
>Please either use the Scottish 2.5 licence or wait for the England
>and Wales team to produce a v3.0 licence which fixes these bugs.
>Do *NOT* help CC to exceed trademark law and privatise language.
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