[Clipart] CC Zero + OCAL?

Greg Bulmash oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 11:43:03 PST 2009

No, we're practically interpreting the PD dedication to mean the same as 
CC0, but those "moral rights" that CC0 was created to address were never 
explicitly surrendered under the PD dedication.  They were just assumed 
to be surrendered and no one ever challenged it.

If you went into a court of law and tried to make the argument that the 
surrender of the additional rights in CC0 was implied by the PD 
dedication and thus you had the right to convert all the works from PD 
to CC0 without seeking permission from their submitters first, you could 
get into a lot of trouble.

- Greg

Jon Phillips wrote:
> Well, we are legally interpreting the current CC public domain
> dedication to do those things now. And, there are many, myself
> included who think the current CC PD dedication works fine
> internationally. CC Zero just provides more certainty.
> Jon
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Greg Bulmash
> <oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Tobias Jakobs wrote:
>>>> Old works would still have the cc public domain dedication attached to
>>>> the upload, but new ones, would be released with CC Zero.
>>> I would even vote fore converting everything to CC Zero. I think we
>>> have the right to do that, because now it's PD. I'd like to have only
>>> one licence for everything, to make it easier for the users. e.g. The
>>> most Linux package formats only support one license.
>> Problem with this is that CC0 was created to cover rights that the
>> standard public domain dedication did not cover.  If we could legally
>> interpret a PD dedication to cover those rights, there probably wouldn't
>> be a need for CC0.
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